Specter Field is a collaborative project between Harold Mendez and Ronny Quevedo. Inhabiting Lawndale Art Center’s O’Quinnn Gallery, Mendez and Quevedo will create a “temporal field”, using a mixture of graphite, chalk, black silicone carbide and water to cover the floor of the gallery, rendering the ground dark. Emerging from this concealed ground are newly created sculptures and drawings that question perceptual concepts of place and time. Burial masks, memorials, and reclaimed objects formulate this transitional space of inquiry and record.
Specter Field points to the pictorial and literal field as a meeting place for multiple voices of displacement—lost, remembered and in formation. Finding new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work, this collaboration offers an opportunity to foster generative forms of creative engagement. As artists whose origins range from Chicago to Colombia and New York to Ecuador, Specter Field traces the transformations of a place as an active site of reflection through sculpture and drawing.