Marcus Zúñiga: there our star lies visible

3910 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz, CA 90027
Jul 10, 12 PM - 2:30 PM — ends Aug 21, 2021
PRS is pleased to present a new solo exhibition by Marcus Zúñiga titled 'there our star lies visible.' Telescopic-satellite inspired sculptures interact with reflected sunlight in the gallery for a duration of each day, while the windows of the gallery are tinted with sky colors from the images of Zúñiga's land art project 'gila emplacement.' Zúñiga uses the image of the sky as an expression of the cosmos that represents a multitude of ideas inspired by Aztec cosmology, Curandersimo, and the observational history of Venus. 'there our star lies visible' shares the essence of the sunrise experience beyond the hour of its happening.

The exhibition follows the release of 'gila emplacement,' an artist book and land art project Zúñiga completed in 2020 and presented last fall at PRS. The project saw the artist return to his family home in New Mexico to observe the sunrise from the mountains of the Gila forest, when the planet Venus was at its brightest magnitude for the year. Zúñiga laid wildflowers gathered from the region into a circle on the terrain of the mountain landscape to ceremonially mark the celestial event.

About the artist:
Marcus Zúñiga makes experiential works of art using time-based mediums and the primary use of sunlight. The central theme of the work is locating place within the universe. His works interact with their surroundings to embody the space between the Earth and sky. The artist asserts that looking at the sky is a highly personal experience unique to the time, place, and observer of the sight. Zúñiga received his BFA from the University of New Mexico and MFA from Art Center College of Design. //