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Joe Pena

“Corpus Nocturne”

July 3rd – August 21st, 2020

My work explores elements of ethnic identity, including aspects of cultural, familial, and social issues, relating to my Mexican heritage. The subject matter, portrayed through various manifestations including still life, portraiture, and urban landscapes, are a further reference and exploration into personal narratives, as well as traditional and contemporary Mexican customs. 

Currently, my work is exploring the use of Nightscapes based on food trucks, storefronts, and other similar venues used as an allegory for the concept of home as an internal sense of place, not merely a physical location.