NEW CAPITAL is delighted to announce the opening of
“A Wave is Water” a solo exhibition by Yani Aviles.
“When you look at the surface of the ocean, you can see waves coming up and going down.”
a swell, a ripple, a tear
“You can describe these waves in terms of high or low, big or small, more vigorous or less vigorous, more beautiful or less beautiful. You can describe a wave in terms of beginning and end, birth and death – looking deeply, we can also see that the
waves are at the same time water. A wave might like to seek its own true nature.”
an uncomfortable juncture, mixture, a hybrid –the colonizer and the colonized
“The wave might suffer from fear, from complexes-the wave may say ‘I’m not as big as the other waves,’ ‘I’m not as beautiful as the other waves,’
‘I have been born and I have to die.’ The wave may suffer from these things, from these ideas”
When I die do I bring my identity with me? Will they know?
“But if the wave bends down and touches her true nature she will realize that she is water.”
excretion fluid openings closings –a natural relinquishing of
s w o o s h
Witness, it flowing –
moving through, touching time and space
always falling apart and coming together
always falling apart coming together
falling a part
Thích Nhât Hanh, “No Death, No Fear” (New York: Riverhead Books, 2002), 23.
Yani Aviles (b. Brooklyn, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist, healer and INFP who lives and works in Chicago. Her practice operates as living sculpture and installation transforming energy and personal life experiences into multi-sensory metaphors. Through experimental material processes they explore potentials for self actualization and altered awareness. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was awarded the Anna Louise Raymond fellowship. Most recent exhibitions include group shows at The Franklin (Chicago, IL), Kruger Gallery (Chicago, IL), The Institute fur Alles Mogliche (Berlin, Germany), LVL3 (Chicago, IL) and Roots & Culture (Chicago, IL).