Drawing from her own personal history as a Latina, artist and spoken word performer Rosemary Meza-DesPlas taps into memories and symbolism related to casa (house/home) for her new poem “Our House.” Juxtaposing these memories with the rallying cry heard on January 6, 2021, “Whose house? Our house! Whose house? Our house!”, Meza-DesPlas centers the poem around the U.S. Capitol as the people’s house. “Our House” explores notions of inclusion/exclusion, might makes right, and freedom/oppression.
Rosemary Meza-DesPlas will read in front of her installation Groundswell at form & concept, currently on view as part of the gallery's Summer Show 2021.