“An abiding quality in communities that have been pulled apart is hunger for togetherness. When “home” becomes a word with shifting meaning, Belonging is not so much Being as it is Longing for that word to fix itself to one meaning, to one place. We are not alone, all alone, all on loan. You are invited on, welcomed, and warned: the boat is built from things that do not float, and the sea is not a cradle.”--Nestor Armando Gil
Come on Princesa, You Know She Loves You (detail), 2019
Re:Partir is a collection of sculptural works and prints, produced primarily with the use of truck inner tubes, sugarcane, tobacco reduction ink and tobacco stained paper. The ideas in Nestor’s work begin as personal reflections on family histories from which he builds through research and material investigations.
Vinton Jacona Caroline Arms, 2019
Re:Partir centers on communities and migration, the hunger for togetherness, the ever shifting meaning of “home”, and the desire to belong. Gil’s work dances between the feminine and masculine, as he combines heavy utilitarian materials with delicately constructed components.