Martine Gutierrez’s inaugural show at the gallery presents a selection of work spanning the last four years. Acting as both subject and producer, Gutierrez explores the multiplicity and complexity of identity in a series of pop-influenced narrative scenes.
Martine GutierrezIdentity Boots Ad, p99 from Indigenous Woman
Martine GutierrezBody En Thrall, p116-117 from Indigenous Woman
Body En Thrall began as an editorial in Indigenous Woman, the single issue magazine Gutierrez created, working as her own muse, model, photographer, editor, and art director.
Martine GutierrezNeo-Indeo, Cheek a Boom, p23 from Indigenous Woman
Martine GutierrezDel’ Estrogen, p2-3 from Indigenous Woman
In an ad from Indigenous Woman, a curvy glass bottle and nude form advertise “Del’ Estrogen,” an imagined perfume. The name of the scent references Delestrogen, a prescription medication used in hormone therapy.
Martine GutierrezBody En Thrall, Blonde Bra
Martine GutierrezNeo-Indeo, Cakchi Lana Caliente, p29 from Indigenous Woman
Martine GutierrezNeo-Indeo, Glamour is a Heavy Burden, p36 from Indigenous Woman
In Neo-Indeo, a fashion editorial in Indigenous Woman, Gutierrez wears Indigenous textiles, some of which belonged to her Mayan grandparents, in a personal, multicultural version of high fashion.
Martine GutierrezBody En Thrall, Blonde Watermelon
Gutierrez has continued the series Body En Thrall beyond the pages of Indigenous Woman. In recent images, the artist embodies a character, now blonde, who acts alongside male and female mannequins to explore the limits of her own erotic power.
Martine GutierrezQueer Rage, Imagine Life-Size and I’m Tyra, p68 from Indigenous Woman
Gutierrez has described the aesthetic of excess in Queer Rage, an editorial from Indigenous Woman, as an expression of her own adolescent frustration and fury.
Martine GutierrezPlastics, Edith
Martine GutierrezPlastics, Dahlia
In Plastics, Gutierrez pulls plastic wrap tightly over her face while wearing messy blonde wigs and contact lenses, holding her breath as she embodies a series of archetypes.
Martine GutierrezBody En Thrall, Blonde Shoe
Gutierrez has described the style of Body En Thrall as “aesthetically closest to my voice.”