Evelin Velasquez: Transfigurations
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6-9pm. Colombian photographer Evelin Velásquez uses canonical and catholic imagery in her work to bring forth a narrative that compromises the feminine body in various states of distress. A mother clutching her deformed children, a woman abandoned in the salt desert, Saint Lucy cupping a handful of blood, the Virgin Mary, head tilted up in ecstatic anguish, grasping the broken body of her Son. To the artist, this is the eternal struggle of the female body: to be a vessel for both life and violence. She finds abandoned spaces in her home country of Colombia, and creates narratives-- inserting her body into these spaces-- using stories from legend, myth, and religion.