Annalisa Barron’s art in motion: In conversation with the artist

With a background in music, film, and visual arts, Annalisa Barron’s itinerant practice is currently established in Rochester, NY where she is developing an ongoing research-based project called Place Projectors. For this body of work, the artist creates cinematic sculptures made of light, shadow, steel, and glass informed by Rochester’s unique imaging history. I met Annalisa Barron in 2018 at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center where she presented The Molok, a performance and object offering of a 13-foot-tall creature, operated by puppeteers in harnesses and quad stilts and made entirely…

A Singular Woman: In Conversation with Sarah E. Webb

Only by writing in collaboration can the artist and the art historian right the woman artist so that her marks are not erased. Sarah E. Webb. Singular Women. Writing the Artist Sarah E. Webb’s practice is, as she says, “comprised of many stitches”, bringing together multiple narratives including her work as an artist, independent curator, writer, and educator. For many years Webb has been actively involved in the local art community in Rochester, New York. This is where we met and where she has dedicated her time to advocate for…

Retracing Our Steps: An Interview with Jackie Amézquita

Jackie Amézquita is an artist and activist originally from Quetzaltenango, a city in Guatemala’s western highlands. In 2003, at only seventeen years old, she left her hometown, driven by the yearning to be reunited with her mother who had migrated to the United States in need to cover her son’s expensive medical treatment. Amézquita traveled by foot, bus, and car. She arrived in the U.S. undocumented after her second attempt to cross the border, not without experiencing many of the dangers and common threats that immigrants, particularly women, have to…