Where the Sun Casts No Shadow:
Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador
Wrapped around the eastern slopes of the Pichincha volcano, in the Guayllabamba River basin, Quito, Ecuador is a 16th century city and a thriving modern day metropolis. In the city’s La Floresta neighborhood, artists and writers mix with entrepreneurs and digital nomads. “Where The Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador” brings together the in-camera collage works of Stephen & Eve Schaub, the murals of Mo Vásquez, documentary photographs of PLAYhouse in Quito, the poetry of María Clara Sharupi Jua in Spanish, English, and Shuar; and art from Quito’s El Club de Collage.
The collage, poetry, and photographs in “Where The Sun Casts No Shadow” touch upon themes as wide-ranging as the role of murals and poetry in Latin American culture to issues of the safety of women to how indigenous people are shaping their country’s future. The exhibition traces the role collage plays in art community building and offers a counternarrative to the portrayal of Latin America as in a state of constant crisis. “Where The Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador” is a testament to the power of artist communities.
This project is supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.