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Bajo El Mismo Cielo/ Under the Same Sky

Artists Rodrigo Carapia and Issis Macias present powerful collaborative paintings that are a tribute to their shared experiences and Mexican heritage. The title reminds us that despite our differences, we are all united by the same sky and human experiences. The exhibition asks viewers to reflect on our memories, life journeys and the dynamic interplay of cultural influences that shape our lives.

Exhibition dates: Monday, February 13 – Sunday, March 12

Location: Rotunda Gallery 1st Floor, Overture Center, 201 State St. Madison, WI

Artists' Reception: Saturday, February 18, 5 - 6:30pm. Artist talks will start at 5:30pm and will be given in Spanish and English. Learn more here.

Rodrigo Carapia is a self-taught artist who originates from Mexico City. He first began with large scale street art and you might see his colorful murals around Wisconsin and unique merchandise at local art events. Carapia offers workshops in schools and juvenile correctional centers, giving the youth a form of expression and a sense of freedom. His work is also donated to organizations that help the undocumented community and workers' unions.

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Issis Macias is a self-taught artist and first-generation Mexican American, born and raised in Los Angeles. Macias’s abstract paintings are varied in style, reflecting an intuitive process and approach. Macias primarily works with acrylic and oil pastels on canvas to create vibrant and emotive compositions where color, shapes, and lines convey a visual unity. Through her art, Macias aims to inspire viewers to take a moment of contemplation and introspection.

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