Firelei Báez, ‘A reconstituted echo’, 2019, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Firelei Báez

A reconstituted echo, 2019

Acrylic and ink on paper
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
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Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

Immersing her subjects in complex layers of pattern and imagery, Firelei Báez (Headlands Chiaro …

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Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York
Firelei Báez
Dominican, b. 1981
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New York-based artist Firelei Báez investigates issues of identity construction in her paintings, collages, and drawings. Whether geographical or cultural, selfhood for Báez is malleable, and she uses art to articulate a complex formulation of her Caribbean background. Báez’s visually striking work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes and an attempt to unite communities dispersed across the globe. The artist uses humor and the imagination to create alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.

Firelei Báez, ‘A reconstituted echo’, 2019, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Immersing her subjects in complex layers of pattern and imagery, Firelei Báez (Headlands Chiaro Award ’16, Artist in Residence ’13) negotiates identity in relationship to overlapping, nonlinear cultural and regional histories. By rendering spectacular bodies that exist on opposite sides of intersecting boundaries— …

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Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York
Firelei Báez
Dominican, b. 1981
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New York-based artist Firelei Báez investigates issues of identity construction in her paintings, collages, and drawings. Whether geographical or cultural, selfhood for Báez is malleable, and she uses art to articulate a complex formulation of her Caribbean background. Báez’s visually striking work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes and an attempt to unite communities dispersed across the globe. The artist uses humor and the imagination to create alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.

Firelei Báez

A reconstituted echo, 2019

Acrylic and ink on paper
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
Bidding closed
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