Kiara Aileen Machado: Refugio En Las Flores

170 S. La Brea Ave., Upstairs Los Angeles, CA 90036
Mar 26, 1 PM - 6 PM — ends May 14, 2023
Luna Anais Gallery and LAUNCH Gallery are proud to present Refugio En Las Flores which will run March 26 through May 14th with an opening reception on Sunday, March 26 from 1 to 6 PM.

Kiara Aileen Machado is a first generation child of Central American parents: a Guatemalan mother and a Salvadoran father. Working with oil on canvas with a vivid and saturated color palette, Machado's paintings are composed of lush botanicals that envelope and obscure the figure. Figures are hidden as a way to demonstrate Central American erasure and to explore the complexities of intersecting identities that are due to migration and forced displacement. Importantly, this body of work brings into question the absence and exclusion of Central American folx from mainstream u.s and Latinx narratives.