Francisco Donoso: "Pathways"

Friday, May 27 - 11:00 AM

Second Street Gallery is pleased to present "Pathways", a solo exhibition of mixed-media paintings by Francisco Donoso. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery from April 1 - May 27, 2022. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 4:30-7:30PM. The exhibiting artist will be present in the gallery during this opening evening to chat with attendees. 


Francisco Donoso’s “Pathways” in the Main Gallery explores playful and vibrant deconstructions of the chain-link fence architecture to invite the viewer to consider the precariousness of place and belonging. As an undocumented Ecuadorian-American immigrant, Donoso reclaims power by re-imagining borders and transforming them into spaces, places and moments of play, care, possibility and opportunity, in order to subvert fences as symbols and architectures of violence, dislocation, and trauma. Ebbing and flowing through color and surreal abstraction, “Pathways” makes room for competing forces of familiarity and illegibility to coexist, suggesting the multivalence and density of the immigrant experience.


This exhibition is generously sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The FUNd at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF), and an Enriching Communities grant from CACF.

Learn more about the exhibition and the artist on our website:


115 Second St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Second Street Gallery

Date / Time

Friday, May 27, 2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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