Initialled, on reverse, lower right, in graphite: MG; numbered, on reverse, lower left, in graphite: 8/10
"My authenticity has never been to exist singularly, whether in regard to my gender, my ethnicity, or sexual orientation. My truth thrives in the gray area . . ." —Martine Gutierrez
In her Real Dolls series, Gutierrez explores hyperfemininity, sexualization, and gendered violence by dressing as different sex doll characters, each with its own personality. Mimi 1 exhibits vulnerability, submission, and a sense of anxious expectation; she sits with her legs open, back against the wall, splayed on a narrow brass bed. Her smeared lipstick and disheveled clothing imply a loss of control. What does it mean to identify as or present to society as feminine?
From the 2023 exhibition A Space for Dialogue 111, Taking Up Space: Forming Body and Identity, curated by Milanne Berg '24, Homma Family Intern
WGST 65.6, Radical Sexuality: Of Color, Wildness and Fabulosity, Eng-Beng Lim, Winter 2015
WRIT 5, Visual Culture, Aimee Bahng, Winter 2015
WRIT 8, Writing with Media, Kenneth Bauer, Spring 2015
WGSS 10.01, Sex, Gender and Society, Douglas Moody, Winter 2021
A Space for Dialogue 111, Taking Up Space: Forming Body and Identity, Milanne Berg, Class of 2024, Homma Family Intern, Alvin B.. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 4 March - 22 April, 2023.
About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-August 30, 2015.
Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2014.
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