Consuelo Flores: The Roots of Our Resistance, Altar
October 3, 2021 — January 9, 2022
Los Angeles-based artist Consuelo Flores creates an altar dedicated to the Latino and Black communities who have been most impacted by Covid-19. Flores’ altar – composed of paper flowers, tree roots, photographs, and plants – is a space to collectively remember those lost and recognize the societal inequities that disproportionally contributed to their deaths. In her own words, “We must honor them by fighting for equality, ensuring communities of color are safe, healthy, and have a secure future.”
Photo: Consuelo Flores, Altar at Self-Help Graphics for Day of the Dead (detail), 2020.