After a Long Day, 2020, Pen, pencil, acrylic, and flash paint on Shizen Pastel Paper. 9 x 12 inches
Scaffold: Equity of Treatment is about the encouragement of self-reflection and preservation and how these very important practices need to be supported by equitable treatment in our homes, communities and world. The use of the scaffolding is to symbolize the individual care and support we all need. The seed to Scaffold: Equity of Treatment was Utopia. What would a Utopia possibly look like and can it exist in NYC? The world? My general understanding of world history made this quite difficult to envision so I became frustrated very quickly in response to the word. I felt I was not equipped to design an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect but I was wrong. I can visualize what is best for me.
Elan Cadiz is an interdisciplinary North American Visual Artist that deconstructs and balances her intersectionality through her projects. Her art and practice are grounded in the documentation of her personal narrative through the use of historical imagery and the domestic. Elan Cadiz graduated from City College of New York with a BA in Studio Art and received an MFA Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts where she was awarded the SVA Merit Scholarship, Paul Rhodes Memorial Award and the Martha Trevor Award. Cadiz has been commissioned by the Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo de Barrio, Art in Flux Harlem, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and more. She was one of the first Sustainable Arts Foundation AIRspace Parent Artist Residence at Abrons Art Center and her An American Family Album series was featured in VOGUE. Her artworks can also be found in New American Paintings magazine, issue #146.