Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

Join us for our Opening
Friday, March 6 from 6-9 pm

Intimacy in the age of modernity is hampered by gender role expectations and prevailing stereotypes. In this exhibit I Love You, Man: I Think This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship the artworks are not dependent upon a barrage of punchlines like those found in bromance movies but rather they are quiet interludes of intimacy. In a society consumed by social media, we have numerous connectivity modalities available to us. Connections on the internet are devoid of the one basic need every human craves – real intimacy. Real intimacy involves shared space in real time and an acute awareness of one another. At a time when irony and sarcasm reign and sentimentality is pooh-poohed, Meza-DesPlas is paying tribute to women who have touched her existence by the warmth of a smile, the touch of a hand, or the brush of a kiss.