Marina Black Cortes

May 1–31,  2023

The photographs from this exhibition are told through the eyes of Cortes, a fictional character who attempted to cross the Pacific to the new world. Cortes is the name of the island in British Columbia named after Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conquistador. The real Cortes never visited the island, yet it bears his name.

Black decided to create their own “parallel world”—the dream of a person who, in an attempt to break away from social constraints, sails away to the unknown, but in reality, looks for a means to return to his real self.