In Bloom inaugurates the hotel’s lobby exhibition series in partnership with Latela Curatorial. This diverse program of quarterly installations has been established to center and support artists of our own community.
Corona creates work across a variety of media spanning installation, performance, and video. His process involves creating ritual objects within folkloric narratives that compassionately center issues of climate change and social othering.
In Bloom highlights Corona’s interest in creating mythological characters and features recurring suspects in Corona’s body of work: Plant People and Mother Scapegoat.
- Plant People are charming environmental stewards that reference both ceremonial totems and the modern archetype of the influencer. You might consider them as plants in human drag, or ambassadors from the world of nature asking for attention and protection.
- Mother Scapegoat is an earth deity that welcomes individuals to meditate with her to access deeper compassion. Mother Scapegoat is a part of a larger series of variations that personify social and environmental safety, connection, acceptance, and sanctuary.
Hoesy Corona is an uncategorized queer Latinx artist of Mexican descent. Corona’s recent honors include receiving the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant, 2022; a gift from The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2021; The Nicholson Project Artist Residency, 2021; The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore Artist Travel Prize, 2020-2021; and a Baker Artist Award, 2021. Corona has shown compelling works and inventive sculptures fitted to the human body internationally in Mexico, Greece, France, and in the USA. Exhibiting and performing at various institutional, private, public and underground venues including among others The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2017); The Kreeger Museum (2021-2022); The Watermill Center (2021); The Walters Art Museum (2021, 2017); Hardesty Art Center Tulsa (2021); The Kennedy Center (2019); The Baltimore Museum of Art (2011, 2012, 2014); Transformer DC (2016, 2017, 2018); Athens School of Fine Arts (2018); Kohl Gallery (2019); Kern Gallery (2016); The Heurich House Museum (2018); The Peale Center (2016); Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (2018); The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (2014); VisArts (2013); The Creative Alliance (2015); and the Haggerty Museum (2005).
ABOUT LATELA CURATORIAL
Latela Curatorial is a full service art advisory firm and curatorial office based in Washington DC, specializing in mid-emerging women artists. LC provides contract curatorial services for a variety of organizations. Founded in 2014. In 2015, Latela Curatorial opened as a curatorial office/gallery in Brookland, which has been voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC for four years consecutively since its opening. In 2019, LC was highlighted as one of the “5 Art Destinations Changing DC’s Creative Scene”. Passionate about supporting the arts ecosystem in the nation’s capital, LC excels in working with art collectors as well as architects/developers in an ever-gentrifying area and underrepresented art market to augment the area’s artistic currents and talents.