Firelei Báez’s large-scale works on paper visualize mythical feminine creatures, imagining the Ciguapa and others through oozing, faceless contortions and dissolving silhouettes. Out of a convergence of science fiction, anthropology, and diasporic identity formation, her works brim intensely with humor, formal rigor, and audacious fantasies of resistance. Báez is the recipient of the 2016 Chiaro Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Gallery Wendi Norris will present her exhibition Trust Memory Over History in Spring 2016.
Presented in partnership with Headlands Center for the Arts.
More at fireleibaez.com.
About the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.
The VAS Series is free and open to the public.
VAS SOCIAL HOUR
Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings prior to each VAS lecture.
SFAI Café | 6-7 PM
Image credit: Firelei Báez, "Untitled," 2015, Gouache on paper; 40.75 x 55 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco.
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