DĒ Ñ AYY – A Solo Exhibition of works by Chico Sierra

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DĒ Ñ AYY – A Solo Exhibition of works by Chico Sierra

September 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Virtual Opening – September 4th 6pm @smalterart on instagram
By Appointment – September 4th – October 3rd
Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying genetic instructions for the development, functioning, growth and reproduction of all known organisms and many viruses. DNA and ribonucleic acid are nucleic acids
DNA, the code that informs how we will react to the world and how the world will react to us. Within that code are memories of our ancestors passed down as chromosomes, acids and molecules. We carry with us a very real history that we have access to instinctually. At times these memories are so woven into our genes that we are reacting to them without knowing it. As we begin to interact with our environments and those around us there is an intermingling of stimuli. The multitude of physical differences in the human species creates differing experiences and in turn differences in genetic trauma. This mix of culture, genetic memory, and the creations of divisions based on ethnic and racial differences are constantly engaging and changing. With this body of work I am not trying to make sense of any of it or clarify my specific experience, but I am acknowledging the factors that have gone into creating my experience.
My DĒ Ñ AYY is spelled differently.