Julio Valdez, Pido Silencio II (Ask for Silence II), 2008. Courtesy of FACTION Art Projects.

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A vibrant and provocative new exhibition opens at FACTION Art Projects this week under the title Summertime. It features the works of New York artists Julio Valdez, Lina Puerta, Leeza Meksin, Adrian Kondratowicz and Alexis Duque. Exploring both the aesthetics of the season and the fundamental, but often less visible, costs that summertime incurs, this show pushes us to question to whom and what do we owe the joy that summer brings, from the migrant workers and fruit pickers laboring in an intense summer heat, to the concern and foreboding for our changing and rapidly warming climate.