July 6 - September 25
Artist Talk and Reception September 17, 5-7pm
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Sunday, noon - 5pm
Solo mía (Only Mine) is a series of photographic self-portraits that deconstruct the rhetoric used to censor, consume and criticize the female body. My work primarily focuses on issues of identity and explores the ways in which the body relates to its natural and constructed environments. I carefully arrange seeds, flowers, salt, hair and other discarded objects I find in nature, and interact with them using fragments of my own body. I utilize lipstick stains as my personal war paint against gender-conforming roles, and saliva and water as metaphors for rebirth. I aim to find a deeper connection between body and earth as a means to empower women to feel liberated and relish in their own forms of self-expression.