Galerie Protégé is pleased to host DELTAALIAS PRESENTS Break Bread, an exhibition of works by harrison a.w. corwin, Ian Sullivan, Mustart, Smurfoudirty, Julissa Arlene Rodriguez, Munch, Josh Paige, Stephanie Castillo, Thomas Robles, Parris Jaru, Lucas Cristino, Gene Shulman, José Enrique Del Valle, Bruce Patten, 1080P, Harif Guzman, Nic Danger, OPTIMO NYC/ WERDS MOK, David Barash, Alex Unger, Prince Franco, and MONIQUE BARON with special performances by Jordan Kyreem and Topprraaa, sponsored by DEVIALET.
Curated by Ramon Marmol, Break Bread is a verb phrase indicating to eat a meal, especially a shared meal with friends, or take part in Holy Communion, a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper of Christ with the physical forms of bread and usually wine, which are believed by certain denominations to become Christ himself or to host his spiritual presence. In the beginning, the verb phrase indicated to break a loaf of bread to share and eat. Today, the phrase indicates to share one's belongings or assets with another person, make peace, partnership, or engage in a comfortable, friendly interaction.
Marmol believes, in a city such as New York, where the competitive nature of humans overwhelms the sense of community in artists, humans must be reminded that they are more alike than they are unalike, all part of a greater entity. However different their perspectives, they are all connected, a piece of fabric from the same cloth. Applying evolutionary theory to human evolution in The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin writes only twice of “survival of the fittest”, four words that overshadow the one word of which he writes 95 times, love.
Growing up experiencing many trials and tribulations as Marmol moved on his own at the age of seventeen, art became a way for him to relate. This show aims to make art less about the individual and more about relating to one another and, essentially, break bread.