EARTH MOTHER BLOOM, 2022
Friends Artspace is pleased to present Earth Mother Bloom by Mexican-born, Baltimore-based artist Hoesy Corona.
Corona is a Queer, Latinx artist, who has been exploring climate migration and refugees in his work over the last decade.
The intricately overlayed ponchos are cut from industrial, weatherproof vinyl and finished with leather cording woven through the edges. Their colorful scenes depict mothers and other travelers on their journeys. The ponchos have evolved from wearable sculpture and costume ephemera as part of Corona’s performances, into archival art pieces to display as an invocation for hope and protection.They are reminders of the precarious and sometimes perilous idea of home and belonging. Each poncho is a wish and a prayer for safety and flourishing.
curated by Margaret Bakke
photos by Ethan Hickerson | Margaret Bakke | the artist