Graduating Seniors from the College for Creative StudiesMaya Davis and Sofia Bicego both examine similar themes of physical and emotional labor and trauma and its impact on the physical body while using contrasting methods and media.
Maya Davis’ Giving of the Taking explores the physical tolls of caring for others through memories left on the body in the form of scars, stains, trauma and bruises. Davis’ multimedia approach symbolizes the physical toll transactional love and labor takes on the body and the limits the body can be pushed to.
These languages of love and care morph and change through environmental and circumstantial differences, so the transactions must adapt with them. Her body of work examines how physical and mental ability and illness intertwine themselves with love and labor and the power imbalances that arise and compensate for these changes in physical labor as ways to show care and devotion.
Sofia Bicego’s collection of sculpture, installation and drawings investigate the dichotomies of weight and weightlessness, solid and hollow, wet and dry. Materializing emotion and memory into a physical language, the work serves as necessary healing objects and spaces for rest and repair after the labor of processing grief or loss.
The intention of the work is to share the commonality of experience, embracing the long-lasting effects of loss and change on the body, mind and spirit. The objects Bicego creates are external demonstrations of the internal, from physical fragments of the body to metaphorical snippets of emotion.
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