Pocket Full of Posies (2018)
Aranda’s recent work draws on his family history and particularities of his childhood that speak to broader cultural themes. The mass-produced art that his mother purchased but never removed from its corrugated cardboard protectors, for instance, appear in Aranda’s work as subtle markers of social aspiration and personal economies of value. For his exhibition at Frye Art Museum—Aranda’s first in a museum setting—the artist continues this line of inquiry and presents a new body of work that explores the ways in which common objects and imported products become emblems of dual cultural identity.
Exhibition Press Release PDF
Seattle Times July 6, 2018 Online PDF