Praxis is pleased to present Bendita Casita, a solo exhibition by Misla (b. 1989, New York, NY).
The show will be held at our space at 501 W 20th Street, and will open to the public on Thursday, September 10th, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
After the opening, our hours will be Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. The artist will be present every Thursday, from 5 to 8 pm, to engage in conversation with the audience.
Melissa Misla is an emerging native New York artist whose works acknowledge both the loss and survival of culture through colonization, immigration, and gentrification. With a specific interest in the Puerto Rican diaspora in New York, she employs mixed media to create immersive works. Primarily using painting and collage in combination with animation and installation, her pieces use imagery related to the precarious nature of the home within a threatened community. She creates a mystical transformation of the simplest spaces by inhabiting them with her world, in the most welcoming way.
*No food or drinks will be served or allowed.
**Face covering will be required at all times.
***Limited capacity, max of 10 people at a time.
****Physical distance is required; please keep six feet apart.