The Marvelous Real

  • Bring to Mind (detail), 2014

The Marvelous Real / Lo Real Maravilloso is a project and exhibition by Jeremiah Barber and Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Bridging narrative storytelling with visual art, Rojas and Barber collaborate around themes present in both their works — the absence of the body, extrasensory occurrences in the everyday, memory displaced by time, and the nature of belief. The Marvelous Real is an observational portrayal of fervent belief in dramatically different backgrounds — Rojas’ grandfather was a medicine man in Colombia and Barber’s father was a pastor in the American midwest. Through video, sculpture, and artist books the exhibition features new works and highlights selections from their ten year collaboration.The Marvelous Real was curated by Sanaz Mazinani and presented at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco in spring of 2015. With the support of a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the artists hosted several workshops to teach codex-accordion bookmaking.

The Marvelous Real
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco CA