The Miami-Dade Public Library is proud to present Incoherent Stories by Aurora Molina. The exhibition will be displayed from June 5th to November 8th at the Main Library Lobby art exhibition space, located at 101 West Flagler Street.
Incoherent Stories is a series of drawings on cotton paper using different mediums. The series is based on random stories Aurora Molina has gathered from trips and those posted on social media, rumors, news, newspaper headlines, mythical stories and history books. Molina has created this collection of drawings, made on cotton paper using thread, scrap fabrics, spray-paint while experimenting with the quality of free-motion drawing and textures on papers.
Molina indicates that, “My pieces attempt to draw attention to the ways in which this self-absorption is encouraged by an unfettered individualism which unchallenged, serves only to fracture family ties, friendships and the larger social consciousness while creating an awkward integration when the individual no longer conforms to the established standards.”
Molina examines the growing need to connect by focusing on individual or incoherent narratives. Whereas society has slowly created “fictions” and “virtual realities” to replace the real, Molina instead directs the spectator’s attention to the everyday real happenings of ordinary lives.
Aurora Molina was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1984. She immigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen, where she opted to pursue an education in art. Molina received her associate of arts in visual arts from Miami Dade College, a bachelors in fine arts specializing in mixed media from Florida International University and a master’s degree in contemporary art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. She currently resides in Miami, Florida, where she works as a full-time artist.
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