04/09/2021 - 09/10/2021

New Work - Sculpture

Carlos Reyes - PROMESA

Soft Opening is pleased to present PROMESA: a solo exhibition of three works from artist Carlos Reyes.

Seven lamps, conjoined by their lampshades into a single ring, correspond to the seven regions serviced by Luma Energy, the electric utility company in Puerto Rico. Each of the bulbs is continuously adjusted according to live data that tracks power surges and shortages as it receives and processes this information for the respective regions. The pulsing rhythm results from a structure of digital and electronic distortions and modifications that manifest as a system of lighting in the gallery.

The sculpture provides variable light to the other works in the exhibition: ten photograms on red velvet mark outlines of jewellery previously on display in storefront windows while two circular, exhausted treadmill belts hang from the ceiling of the gallery.

The exhibition takes its title from PROMESA: The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act.


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