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Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierrez

January 15, 2019 Through June 16, 2019
In the Anne Greer and Fredric B. Garonzik Family Gallery

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Martine Gutierrez (American, b. 1989), Girl Friends (Rosella & Palma 1) (detail), 2014
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© Martine Gutierrez, courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York

Life/Like presents works from two recent series by emerging artist Martine Gutierrez (American, b. 1989) that consider themes of transformation, intimacy, identity, and reality. A nuanced exploration of gender roles lies at the heart of much of Gutierrez’s work. Her interest in boundaries—especially artificial boundaries—often leads Gutierrez to play with the viewer’s expectations and perception of reality. Through her meticulous staging of each photograph, the artist constructs lush, deeply ambiguous, and haunting images that defy our expectations of representation.

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the gifts of individual donors in support of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum's Diverse Voices Initiative.