Casa Frela Gallery is presenting a new exhibit entitled, False Idols : Perspectives on Latina/Hispanic/Chicana women, an exhibition of Photographs and Photography based Mixed Media inspired by misconceptions and truths of Latina identity. The show is curated by artist Allicette Torres with guest judges Lawrence Rodriquez, owner of Casa Frela Gallery and Gina Fuentes Walker, Cofounder of artHARLEM. This exhibition is slated to be the premiere showcase for Latina, Hispanic and Chicana contemporary photography and photography based mixed media.
The show tackles head on the idea of what is a Latina, Hispanic and Chicana woman through a modern and current interpretation of self and imposed identity. The idea of what a Latina, Hispanic and Chicana woman represents runs the gamut of the traditional to the abstract. With photographs that touch upon the sacred, religious iconography; to Teflon impermeable super heroine status to the fragility and suffocating doll like womanhood thrust upon us. In this exhibition the untrue archetypes have fallen away and demonstrate that we are not the Carmen Mirandaesque girls with baskets of fruit toppling over, nor the hot and spicy variety of women as Hollywood has pegged us to be. The show highlights new perceptions and new trends in how Hispanics are seeing themselves and in turn how others are perceiving us. The basal open question left for the viewer is where is the Latina, Hispanic and Chicana woman headed as the soon to be new female majority here in the United States of America.
The show will be featuring the Photography and Photographic Mixed Media from 13 artists that include Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Daniele Casaburi, Michi Jigarjian, Reneé Khatami, Carmen Lizardo, Lisette Lopez, Elena Marrero, Jackie Munro, Jasmin Ortiz, Gabriela Peña Izquierdo, Priscilla Pompa Alvarez, Guadalupe E. Salinas and Allicette Torres.
May 9th through June 5th at
Casa Frela Gallery
47 West 119th Street
New York, NY 10026