December 11, 2021-January 2, 2022
Opening: Saturday, December 11, 2022, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In her first solo exhibition in New Orleans, Daniela Leal meditates on home, and the ever-evolving relationship we have to it. Born into many of them as a second-generation with parents from Cuba and Argentina, home has always meant looking for evidence of one amongst the other, an ever-present allusion to previous place and time. Having laid roots in New Orleans over the past eight years, creating a new meaning of home, Leal’s frequent returns to Miami reflect on the past while experiencing it anew, keeping track of what continues to be a fire burning passion for keeping tradition alive. Volatile, exhausting, and increasingly warm, “Home Sketch” emphasizes the impermanence of feeling, and the ability of our familial relationships to sustain us across borders.
Image: Daniela Leal – Home Sketch