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May 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am - September 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

A&H’s Maitland Art Center

CORPUS DELICTI, a solo exhibition by Jessica Caldas, runs May 21 – September 25, 2022 in the Maitland Art Center galleries (Extended by one week!)

This exhibition features the work of Jessica Caldas, a Florida-based Puerto Rican artist and advocate. Visitors navigate the space in an immersive experience that mirrors the complexities of the stories and issues being explored, focusing on the generational struggles and triumphs of women. Caldas’ first solo museum exhibition incorporates paintings, drawings, collage, performance, and enormous soft sculpture installations — including a new sculpture, Milk Bath (Graces), created specifically for the space. The exhibition is complemented by writings by women from the artist’s life – family, members, mentors, and fellow artists who made an impact on the body of work, as well as artifacts from her artistic process.

The exhibition title translates from Latin as the “body of the crime”. Legally the term means that requisite elements of a crime, such as a body, must be provided before an individual can be convicted. This title was chosen because the art of Jessica Caldas seeks to provide evidence of injustices that often go unspoken. The exhibition becomes a healing space for both artist and viewer — embracing joy, resilience, tenderness, and community care.