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Crear Studio in Downtown Santa Ana

What We Leave/ What We Take: Rebecca Gonzales

About the Exhibition

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Crear Studio featured artist Rebecca Gonzales, a multimedia artist, poet, book binder, and mother from East Los Angeles. Inspired by the trauma work of Bessel van der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Sore and Resmaa Menakem's My Grandmother's Hands, Rebecca created a site-specific paper installation. The exhibition installation asks, "what is it?" and "where did you put it?" We experience love and pain in out body, we hold history in our body, secrets and memories and joys in our body. 

About the Artist:

Rebecca Gonzales is unapologetic poet , book binder and now and establish experimental artist. Her work writing has been published in various publication such as the Mas Tequila Review and St. Sucia. She has been a social worker throughout Los Angeles, working with transient people, women in shelters and domestic violence survivors. Rebecca, as an artist, has kept to sharing her own experience rather than those she advocates for daily. 

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