October Art Gallery: Nayda A. Cuevas

Octoberartgallery sizedHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents #Latina: Reclaiming the Latina Tag, 100 portraits of Latin@ Diversity by Nayda A. Cuevas.

Exhibit: October 4-30, 2017
Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Nayda A. Cuevas’s work, #Latina: Reclaiming the Latina Tag, a series of 100 portraits of “Latin@ Diversity.”

From the artist: “#Latina: Reclaiming the Latina Tag allows exploration to discuss western society’s view of the myth/stereotype of the Latina woman. The series consists of 100 selfie portraits measuring 3 feet x 5 feet of those women whom posted their selfies on the [Reclaiming the Latina Tag] Tumblr blog. The creator encourages woman to post selfies of a non-hypersexualized image of what it truly means to be or look like a Latina.”

“By representing the quickly created selfie with a more traditional, time sensitive, painting approach and hanging it on an art gallery wall, I want viewers to also slow down and more deeply engage the politics of identity negotiated in a portrait, from ethnic identity to social activism. My portrait paintings represent a journey in my continuous search to make connections with the people around me. Exploring my identity produces a visceral exchange of personal and political identity while cultivating an awareness of ‘otherness.’”