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Eloisa Guanlao: Darwin's Finches

October 19 - December 2, 2021

Eloisa Guanlao was born in the Philippines. Her experiences as an immigrant and nomadic scholar­artist influence her versatile art practice and critical inquiries. Eloisa's interest in the natural world, history, art, languages and literature began at an early age. This multifaceted passion was nurtured at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts in California, cultivated with a liberal arts education at Carleton College in Minnesota, and further developed at the University of New Mexico, where she received her MFA in Studio Art.

Because Eloisa considers art making a social and cultural endeavor, she pursues projects that are research intensive and relevant to current issues. Her exhibition at McMaster Gallery will feature wet collodian glass ambrotypes of "stuffed" birds, sewn out of her daughters' outgrown clothes. They compel deliberate medidation on the benefits and pitfalls of technology on the circadian rythym of living species. 

Artist Talk: October 20th, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM in McMaster 239.

Workshop: A Glimpse Into 19th Century Photography: October 21st, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

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Coordinator: Olga Yukhno, McMaster Gallery 

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