Cherish Marquez: Social Signs
December 3 – December 31, 2022
Interdisciplinary artist Cherish Marquez creates a community generated installation in her exhibition, Social Signs ,at Anythink Huron Street. The collective mural will display an interactive collection of symbols that explore identity and symbology while showing how augmented reality (AR) can help us generate deeper understandings of each other.
Composed of meaningful symbols created by individuals, this collective mural will be a mosaic of icons that represent the community. Visitors will be able to scan the mural with the camera in their cell phones to learn the meaning behind each symbol, creating a link between the individual and the community while celebrating the unique cultural landscape of Anythink Huron Street.
About the artist
Cherish Marquez is a queer Latina and interdisciplinary artist with a focus on digital media. She combines the digital world with the physical world, often including handmade objects that act as interfaces to control the worlds she fabricates. Her work acts as the mediation between digital and physical spaces.
About the project
The Social Signs exhibition and associated workshops are part of BMoCA at Anythink Fall Artist Showcase, a partnership between BMoCA and Anythink. Through this initiative, BMoCA presents free, museum-quality exhibitions by regional artists at Anythink library branches and complementary programs at the libraries and neighboring schools. BMoCA at Anythink expands accessible educational and cultural opportunities for Adams County residents of all ages and backgrounds.
The BMoCA and Anythink Libraries collaboration is funded in part by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and the Kemper Family Foundations, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.