- Kika Espejo
Bodyscapes, Fragmented and Multiplied Bodies by Gaspar Marquez
Image Credit: Gaspar Marquez. Woman Chewing Gum. 2013. Inkjet Print. 44 x 52 inches.
The Espejo Organization for the Arts and Rabbithole Projects are pleased to present Bodyscapes, Gaspar Marquez’s latest photography exhibition. The Mexican-born artist, who learned photography while struggling and wandering through America, uses nonlinear photographs that are meant to capture the essence of the female beauty by mathematically dissecting the female aesthetic frame by frame.
In this one-night-only show Marquez will present a series of images composed by multiple 35mm film shots in which he experiments with the nude female body. Using references to fashion photography, Marquez captures the essence of female beauty with a unique style, creating images that are fragmented and multiplied at the same time, and engaging the viewer in the perfect asymmetry and infinite world found on the woman's body.
Born in Hermosillo, Mexico, Marquez is a self-taught photographer who developed an addiction to art and photography at an early age. His work has been exhibited in galleries all around the United States including Leigh Wen Fine Art (New York), Limner Gallery (Hudson), Sin City Gallery (Las Vegas), Nave Gallery (Somerville), and SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco), to name a few. Based in New York City, Marquez currently works on commercial and fine art projects.
The Espejo Organization for the Arts, an arts management organization based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that supports and promotes the work of mid-career and emerging international artists and creatives, is in charge of the event. Since 2013, EOarts has developed workshops, exhibitions, publications, art residencies, and many other programs with the mission to create an international and multicultural community that will open new possibilities and perspectives for culture worldwide.
The event will take place from 7.30 to 10.30 pm on Friday April 29th at Rabbihole Project (33 Washington Street, Brooklyn). Rabbithole Projects is a contemporary art space located on the waterfront of the Dumbo arts district in Brooklyn. Since 2006, the gallery has exhibited works by emerging and mid-career artists, presenting over 60 group and solo shows as a participant gallery in Dumbo's First Thursday series of art walks. The space operates as a project room, providing artists a forum for showing new works and works-in-progress. Rabbithole Projects also hosts a series of special events, from movie screenings, readings, yoga classes, and the Brooklyn Creative program of artist workshops.
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