Clara Varas’s assemblages and paintings have a comic tenderness to them, owing both to the artist’s humour and warmth, and the many found objects’ allusions to domesticity, migration and the sense of home. Her paintings incorporate mixed media like umbrellas, shower curtains and clothing. The assemblages mirror the paintings – kaleidoscopic, full of movement and a little precarious. ‘Between Memory and Desire’ references the experience of diaspora – Varas moved to Miami from Havana, Cuba, as a youth – and the self-made rootedness of home in all its peculiarities. In Nos Comimos El Miedo (We Ate Our Fear, 2022), a sculpture that functions as the centerpiece of this exhibition, a plastic flamingo buries its head in a cardboard roll and a bundle of flowers peeks from a ceramic vase. Both objects once had another existence but, preserved and intact, are resurrected with new life here.