Michael Anthony Garcia

Round Two: Suspension of Belief

4/21/17 – 5/31/17

Opening: April 21st, 2017 at 7:00pm

The ideas presented in this work represent multiple, entwined themes common to many Latino migrant worker experiences, particularly those of female immigrants. Be it through human trafficking, or abuse at the hands of other migrants or employers, being taken advantage of, often with small children in tow. These sacrifices are made just to have a chance to create a better life for their families. 

They are asked to take leaps of faith, suspend their belief, and their worth for a chance at a better future. The title “suspension” is also used here in its scientific sense: a mixture in which particles are dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid. Women are transformed anonymous molecules, asked to dilute their beings to become a part of something larger, to lose their characteristics, their language and sadly too often others’ respect for their bodies. 

Cage Match’s Round Two: Suspension of Belief will open to the public on Friday April 21st at 7:00pm and extend through May 31st, 2017. Viewing hours for this exhibition are 24 hours a day, seven days a week.