WEEDS at Sala Diaz
The installation Weeds explores the idea that while a weed is considered undesirable in one context it is simply “a plant in the wrong place,” and thereby perfectly acceptable in another. This analogy applies to just about any political issue, since anything can be argued endlessly from polarized points of view. The works on paper in Weeds are text-based pieces where the words pull from extreme stances on both sides of the political field, pairing them to create new meanings. The plaster casts of hands symbolize various forms of protest, each seemingly growing out of the floor like a patch of weeds in a field.