Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Triple Threat" at Autobody Fine Art Gallery- Alameda, Ca




Triple Threat
Patch Wright, Renee Castro and Sandra Hart

September 11 - October 4, 2009
Reception: Friday, September 11, 2009 / 7-10 p.m.

Renee Castro's work is elliptical. She weaves contemporary fables from metaphors and anecdotes ripped from the near and distant past. I could explain it further, but the cadence of her statement is all the introduction needed. Viewing the work is the only way to understand the visual logic of a dreamlike state.

"I dream of you
Rabbit
Jackrabbit
Quail

Creation stories, tall tails, the old and the new are the foundation for my paintings and drawings of Native American women. In addition, I found inspiration from the sexualization of women and stereotypes put upon Native Americans. I grew up with images of romanticize paintings of Native American people. These were not the images I saw day to day. These depictions of my culture were of a different time and age, which were not always depicted true. Now I take that old idea and make it new. From headdress, high heels, face paint, eyeliner, animals, playing cards and cigarettes they are all subject matter that I use to reinterpret images and memories."
AUTOBODY Gallery 1517 PARK ST, Alameda,CA

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