“It’s ok to cry” an exhibition by Pepo Moreno
Galerie Kitsuné is pleased to present ‘It’s ok to cry’, an exhibition by Pepo Moreno, a Paris-based artist, born in Spain in 1985.
‘It’s ok to cry’, the solo exhibition of new work by artist Pepo Moreno, is dedicated to everyone who was forced to build emotional walls around themselves as a child. It acknowledges this process as a necessary and desperate act of self preservation from the persistent hatred, pain and mockery that went hand in hand with being an outcast. It is also a reminder to all of us adults who have survived and even flourished, despite all those experiences that encouraged us to loathe ourselves.
Invoking repetition and naïveté as well as a bold use of color and gesture, Moreno created this body of work while visiting his hometown in Southern Catalonia–returning to the places where he was first bullied as a queer kid, where he began to reject his own identity and isolate himself. Moreno’s work encourages dialogue around mental health; emphasizing that acknowledging and articulating personal trauma is a crucial step in the healing process.
We can – we must – cry. We owe it to the children we were and to the adults we have become. We need to think of crying as something to embrace as an act of self-care. We could maybe then change the perception crying – no longer just an act of grief, but rather as a journey into our deepest, most honest manifestation of joy.
October 6th, 7PM – 9PM
108 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm – 6pm