Satellite Gallery at Cafe Capello

I Stand On The Border Of The Salvadoran Diaspora | Jahahi “Jahi” Mazariego

HP SATELLITE GALLERY: CAFE CAPELLO | MAY 16, 2022 – JULY 08, 2022 | RECEPTION: N/A

HP Satellite Gallery is excited to present, “I Stand On The Border Of The Salvadoran Diaspora” by Jahahi “Jahi” Mazariego. Jahahi “Jahi” Mazariego is a Salvadoran-American painter and social worker. Jahi artwork highlights living in-between two cultures simultaneously. Her parents fled to Los Angeles, California from El Salvador due to the increasing violence of the Salvadoran Civil War in the 1980s. Jahi was born in 1992 the year a peace treaty was created that declared the Salvadoran Civil War to end. Her curiosity led her to learn how the U.S. supplied training and military equipment to the Salvadoran government during the war. Although she never experienced the civil war, she observed the impacts of the war through her parents. For her parents the U.S. was a country of refuge and liberation but she understood that the U.S. was complicit in the trauma inflicted on her parents as well other Salvadorans who survived the war. As an artist, she utilizes the dichotomy of appreciating the U.S. for providing refuge to her parents and the anger that her family was displaced due to U.S. intervention.

 

Jahahi “Jahi” Mazariego en un artista y trabajadora social salvadoreño-estadounidense. La obra de arte de Jahi destaca la vida entre dos culturas simultáneamente. Sus padres emigraron a Los Ángeles, California desde El Salvador debido a la violencia de la Guerra Civil Salvadoreña en la década de 1980. Jahi nació en 1992, el año en que se creó un tratado de paz que declaró el fin de la Guerra Civil Salvadoreña. Su curiosidad la llevó a aprender cómo Estados Unidos suministró entrenamiento y equipo militar al gobierno salvadoreño durante la guerra. Aunque nunca experimentó la guerra civil, observó los impactos de la guerra a través de sus padres. Para sus padres, Estados Unidos era un país de refugio y liberación, pero ella entendía que Estados Unidos era cómplice del trauma infligido a sus padres, así como a otros salvadoreños que sobrevivieron a la guerra. Como artista, utiliza la dicotomía de apreciar a los Estados Unidos por proporcionar refugio a sus padres y la ira de que su familia fue desplazada debido a la intervención de los Estados Unidos.

 

I Stand On The Border Of The Salvadoran Diaspora will be on view from May 16, 2022 – July 08, 2022, in the HP Satellite Gallery located inside Cafe Capello at 248 W 1st St #250, Reno, NV. HP Satellite Gallery is open Mon-Thurs, 7 AM – 6 PM and Fri-Sun 7 AM – 6 PM.


ABOUT THE OFF-SITE GALLERIES

HP SATELLITE GALLERY

Organized and run by the Gallery Associate, our off-site Satellite Gallery supports emerging creators both as curators and as exhibiting artists. The Gallery Associate is a high school/college level intern that has the opportunity to oversee and curate full exhibitions in this off-site space from start to finish, beginning with the selection of the artist/s and completing with de-installation of the exhibit. For exhibiting artists, the Satellite Gallery allows an avenue to exhibit work professionally in a high-traffic space in the heart of Reno’s downtown river district. The HP Satellite Gallery is located inside Cafe Capello located at 248 W 1st St #202, Reno, NV. Special thank you to Cafe Capello for their support.

HP FERINO GALLERY

The HP Ferino Gallery is located at 541 E. 4th St, Reno, NV, inside the Ferino Distillery. The Ferino Gallery is open Wed. – Sun. with all-ages access from 11am-3pm and 21+ access from 3pm-12am.

To see what came before in our off-site galleries, check out OFF-SITE GALLERIES PAST EXHIBITS.