Martine GutierrezExplore the Exhibition

An online presentation of selected highlights from Martine Gutierrez: Half‑Breed.

Queer Rage, Imagine Life-Size and I’m Tyra, p68 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
chromogenic print, 43-1/8 x 64-1/8 inches (framed) [109.5 x 160.4 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP

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.

Identity Boots Ad, p99 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
chromogenic print, 30-5/8 x 20-5/8 inches (framed) [77.8 x 52.4 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP
Body En Thrall, p116-117 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
two chromogenic prints, 48-7/8 x 32-7/8 inches (each framed) [124.1 x 83.5 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP

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.

Neo-Indeo, Cheek a Boom, p23 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
chromogenic print, 54-7/8 x 36-7/8 inches (framed) [139.4 x 93.7 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP
Del’ Estrogen, p2-3 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
two chromogenic prints, 30-5/8 x 20-5/8 inches (each framed) [77.8 x 52.4 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP

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.

Body En Thrall, Blonde Bra, 2020
chromogenic print, 91-3/8 x 61-3/8 inches (framed) [237.1 x 155.8 cm], edition of 2 + 1 AP
Neo-Indeo, Cakchi Lana Caliente, p29 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
chromogenic print, 54-7/8 x 36-7/8 inches (framed) [139.4 x 93.7 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP
Neo-Indeo, Glamour is a Heavy Burden, p36 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
chromogenic print, 54-7/8 x 36-7/8 inches (framed) [139.4 x 93.7 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP

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.

Body En Thrall, Blonde Watermelon, 2020
chromogenic print, 48-7/8 x 32-7/8 inches (framed) [124.1 x 83.5 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP

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.

Queer Rage, Imagine Life-Size and I’m Tyra, p68 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
chromogenic print, 43-1/8 x 64-1/8 inches (framed) [109.5 x 160.4 cm]

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.

Plastics, Edith, 2020
chromogenic print, 24-5/8 x 17-5/8 inches (framed) [62.6 x 44.8 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP
Plastics, Dahlia, 2020
chromogenic print, 24-5/8 x 17-5/8 inches (framed) [62.6 x 44.8 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP

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.

Body En Thrall, Blonde Shoe, 2020
chromogenic print, 48-7/8 x 32-7/8 inches (framed) [124.1 x 83.5 cm], edition of 8 + 2 AP

Gutierrez has described the style of Body En Thrall as “aesthetically closest to my voice.”

Neo-Indeo, Plastico y Swag, p38-39 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
two chromogenic prints, 54-7/8 x 36-7/8 inches [each framed], edition of 8 + 2 AP
Daphne Palmer on Martine Gutierrez
Duration: 00:02:38 | Release Date: Sep 2021

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