Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present Women’s Perspectives, opening on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 7pm and on view through August 31st. Some of the artists that will be included in the exhibition are Amalia Caputo, Vicenta Casañ, Marina Font, Deborah Goldman, Peggy Levison Nolan, and Viviana Zargon.
This group exhibition of international female artists shows photo-based work, where each piece has been conceived as a series. Consisting of three or more images each, they are examples of how multiple perspectives can better describe a concept, story, or narrative. The artworks in the exhibition are groupings that can work as cinematic frame-by-frame in some cases, and in others, as depictions of how fragmentation can complete an idea or visual expression. In these works, whether in the aesthetic compositions or ideological commentary, they are works that contain a particular connotation that show evidence of being created by women.
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Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Self Portrait with Aqua-Dots, 2012, digitally enhanced photography; Courtesy of the artist.
More about Patricia Schnall Gutierrez (b. Buffalo, NY)
Generation after generation, our roles and duties as women are deeply ingrained in us. Our identities and validations, often defined by others, leave us with inner conflicts. Our mothers and grandmothers perpetuate definitions of us as women that are created by society and religion, justifying their own roles and activities based on these expectations. My work explores these dilemmas: the feminine character defined through beauty, clothing, social conduct, and religion; the stereotypical roles we assume as women, mothers, caretakers and professionals; and the myriad consequences we face as a result.
The materials I choose to work with accentuate the intent of each of my pieces. I use non-traditional materials, such as steel wool, tracing paper, natural twines and hair, for their inherent opposing qualities of delicacy and strength. Each may be used separately or in tandem with others in various objects, two-dimensional work, installations, and performance pieces. Through these various works, I strive to create an awareness of how women have been defined in the past and the insight this knowledge gives us as we move forward.
Education: SUNY at Buffalo, B.F.A. (cum laude) Buffalo, NY, 1973 - 1977. New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY, 1988.
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(Image on top: Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Domestic Duality , 2012 , Archival pigment prints, 10 x 8 inches each; Courtesy of the artist and Dina Mitrani Gallery)