Martine Gutierrez: True Story

October 14-December 11

Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery
855 Commonwealth Avenue

True Story presents video and photographic work by the Brooklyn-based performance artist Martine Gutierrez. Using various media idioms such as classic Hollywood film, fashion photography, and music videos, Gutierrez’s hauntingly seductive imagery explores the construction of gender and self. In each of her projects Gutierrez casts herself in different roles—from pop star, to Italian heiress, to exotic dancer. While her characters appear familiar, they are not representations of reality; rather, they are hyperbolized manifestations of feminine glamour, desire, and sexuality. Gutierrez’s work, always narrative, calls attention to the fictions that surround and define us—those we internalize through daily life and those we create for ourselves.  The exhibition is curated by Jordan Karney Chaim, doctoral candidate and Raymond and Margaret Horowitz Foundation Fellow in American Art at Boston University.

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  • Head2Toe_videostill1

    Head 2 Toe (still), 2015 Color video with sound, 6 min. 11 sec.

  • Still_Maritne_ptV_2

    Martine Part V (still), 2012-2016 Color video with sound, 50 min. 34 sec.

  • Still_Maritne_ptVI_4

    Martine Part VI (still), 2012-2016 Color video with sound, 50 min. 34 sec.

  • Raquel4

    Real Dolls (Raquel 4), 2013 Archival inkjet print, 8 x 12 inches (image), 12 x 16 inches (paper) each, Edition of 10