Elysa D. Batista exhibits her Scopic Ciphers series at the Williams McCall Gallery in Coconut Grove. The opening reception is open to the public on Saturday, December 2 at 6 pm. The exhibit will run until January 31. Scopic Ciphers is a collection of Batista’s internalized repressed experiences with relation to race, gender, and culture. It is a series of sculptural complaints that dissects the manner in which preconceptions and prejudices vary across both domestic and international spectrums. Batista carves, cuts, and folds manipulated digital typography onto materials including wood and aluminum, which are then mechanically affixed onto material such as plexiglass.
Born in Panama City, Panama. Batista earned her Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City in 2013, prior to which she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Miami in 2009.