Sunday, August 30, 2009
"Triple Threat" at Autobody Fine Art Gallery- Alameda, Ca
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
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