Luis De Jesus Los Angeles presents Caitlin Cherry: Corps Sonore, an online presentation of new paintings and digital collages.
The exhibition is accompanied by an essay by artist, writer and media theorist Marisa Olson. The presentation toggles between Cherry’s works, her words, Oslon’s writing on art, and a description of how technology, codes, Cherry’s Black femmes and digital graphics function like visual intermissions between text and artworks.
The protagonists in Cherry’s paintings are Instagram influencers, glamour models, rappers, exotic dancers and Black-American femmes who play a dominant role in shaping popular culture without due credit.
Cherry connects the commodification and desirability of the Black femme body to the seductiveness and circulation of paintings as a financial instrument in order to examine the similar ways we authenticate and secure each of them.
Cherry selected her subjects, digitally manipulated their images and painted them filtered through “sonorous layers” of radiating patterns of color and pulsing light. The color and light camouflage the models as a way to articulate how Black femininity is represented and how her subjects represent themselves.
Caitlin Cherry: Corps Sonore is an online viewing room exhibition. To visit the gallery to see other exhibitions, the gallery is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In accordance with state and local health mandates, all visitors must wear a face mask to enter the premises and follow social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available.
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is located at 2685 La Cienega Blvd. The digital exhibit is available at viewingroom.luisdejesus.com.
For information, visit luisdejesus.com.
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