Social Practice

Construction Pylon



Definition of construction

1the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining

2a: the process, art, or manner of constructing something

Definition of pylon

1aa usually massive gateway

This exhibition is a statement on the construction of social and personal relationships that are built on the symbols we share with each other. The safety or hazardous construction of our relationships can be reflective of our own actions of shared symbology where our connection to the environment exists. The viewer is invited to express themselves on this constructed gateway of canvas and allow the viewer to reclaim the power of constructing their own symbols to be viewed by others as our society.


Genesis “the Mayor” Torres


Coordinates: Ice Pac


This installation is my physical love letter to Sacramento. The work in this installation will eventually be buried in the rubble of the new luxury apartments which will house new memories of what Sacramento could be. During the exhibition, this space will be one of the few with a door to separate yourself from the rest of the world and exist in a singular space of wonder. On the last weekend of the exhibition, I invite visitors to leave their own mark within this pocket of the landscape that we share through our relationship of existing in the same coordinates.

the Mayor : Walls Translate Identity


Installation Week One

December 3-5, 2021

Installation Week Two

December 10-12, 2021

Installation Week Three

December 18-19, 2021

Walls are more than an external structure; they create the narrative of how we perceive our environment. Walls create the space needed to develop the relationships we have with others and ourselves. The difference between an alley wall and a gallery wall is in the difference in how we perceive fine art. As an artist, I want to blur those boundaries and allow the community to voice those critiques instead of the monopolized institutions. I began to use my pseudonym the Mayor to be a reminder of the change I wanted to see in the art community. I invite the community to disrupt my work in the nature of my previous duct tape murals that were subject to vulnerability and intervention. The public will have access to paint markers to add any expression or mark on the walls or objects found during this exhibition. I want walls to be given a voice and meaning that can be applied beyond the value of property taxes and monetary value. The use of social practice allows the community alongside the artist to reflect on what identity means in the structure of space and allows permission to express those ideas in a safe environment.

-the Mayor

BLOCK PARTY on a Virtual Campus

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.”- Roger De Bussy-Rabutin

In a time of social distance, there are alternative ways of meetings and gatherings that have been formed to keep the blockchains of our relationships with society. The use of Zoom has given a way for education, events, and relationships to continue to build those blocks of connection to each other. The Block Party is a virtual event for block printing to create the chance for the larger community of printmakers and friends to meet once again. The event is to carve out those connections made with one another in the block of your choice. The members of Print Club will be supplied with their own VIP key pass that includes their own blockchain, event wristband, and invitation box. Please join the Block Party by linking the event details located in the QR codes found on the wristband. This event is a response to using technology as a way to reconnect traditions of gathering community. The idea is that community doesn’t need to be absent in space, but to have community through connecting our ideas to one another across distance.