The images below form a part of Carlos’ first solo gallery show, at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. The show was put on by Wilson Arts, formally known as The Wilson Arts Council. The artist reviewed various themes for the show prior to the exhibition and after much time and consideration he opted out of having one specific theme. Although the images have no direct relation to each other, the energy of the images carries from one to the other. These pieces were created during a very difficult time for the Artist, as he struggled with his mental health and alcohol abuse. The Artist continued to work through these problems in the middle of a Pandemic and found solace in his craft and those close to him. The show is an ode to working through those difficult times in life and making the best of un-ideal situations. Finding healing in Art, Family, and Community. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and accepting help from the people around you. Admitting to yourself there is a problem and working through the problems one day at a time. Focusing on the things that matter and showing yourself the love you deserve. Sharing these experiences with others and expressing them through Art.
The show featured an installation composed of 1000 paper cranes.
“Healing” by Juan Carlos Duron-Martinez
video by: Brian Goodwin of B.RIVETed Entertainment