Dividing Lines; Sister Cities, 2018, enamel, acrylic on wood panels, 11x13x1in - overall 28x67x1in ///  28,1 x 33,2 x 2,6 cm - overall 72,2 x 169 x 2,6 cm

studio view, June 2018
studio view, June 2018
The work is based on a survey conducted in 2016 on both sides of the US-Mexico border in sister cities. The surprising result of the survey was the discovery of the so-called third nation. People living along the border feel more connected with each other than with the citizens of their own countries. The wall-building project initiated by the United States former president was perceived as a symbol of segregation and discrimination. The work focuses on the connecting points along the border - the border crossings between sister cities, such as San Ysidro-Tijuana, Calexico and Mexicali, or Progreso and Nuevo Progreso ︎︎︎also see ”Dividing Lines: The Connecting Point”


Exhibition history:

︎“Somewhere down the line there is a fine line between a deadline and a bottom line”, NARS Foundation, curated by Vanessa Kowalski, Brooklyn New York, NY, August 31 - September 21, 2018
︎“Dividing Lines”, solo show, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, PL, November 22 - January 18, 2020

Bibliography:


︎Elaine Y.J Zheng, “Alicja Gaskon- Dividing Lines” review, This is Tomorrow, January 18, 2020
︎Le Guern Gallery, Catalog of Exhibitions 2014-2019, design P. Kacprzak, January 2021