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Veronica Flores, WE THE PEOPLE

Creon Gallery
238 East 24th Street, 1B, 646-265-5508
Flatiron / Gramercy
May 2 - May 24, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 6 - 9 PM
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“A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a vulgar man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition.” Marcus Aurelius

Flores, a global citizen, has studied in Strasbourg, Guadalajara, London, and New York City. Her work has been shown in Copenhagen, Mexico City, and recently this February in Guadalajara at the Museo de la Ciudad. CREON is pleased to present, WE THE PEOPLE, her first solo exhibition in New York City.

WE THE PEOPLE, is an installation and interactive exhibition exploring our collective personal roles, and the choices we make, in our communities and countries. Are your intentions, as Aurelius pointed out, noble or vulgar? Are we conscious of our choices and intentions, or blithely unaware? Although Flores proposes some answers based on her own observations, she raises some interesting and very timely questions.

Humans, as social beings, have been trained and domesticated from the beginning of our existence. With good intentions, this domestication has been transmitted from generation to generation. Through this ever expanding process we learn to play roles in response to the situations we encounter. Have we kept sight of right and wrong/correct and incorrect – are we even aware of the situations we are in and the roles we are playing?
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