As a way to connect with the familial, Guzman Velasquez gathers fabric remnants, retazos, while living away from home in Chicago. Her connection to the material started as a practice taught by her mother of reassigning value to what others saw as imperfect. In this series titled retazos, Guzman Velasquez reimagines the possibility of rejected material. In harmony, she attaches each piece seamlessly as she perceives we relate to each other and space.
rio/river/tierra, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, 2018