Firelei Báez, ‘Those who would douse it’, 2015, Painting, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
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Those who would douse it, 2015

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Courtesy the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco. Photo: STUDIO LHOOQ
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, ‘Those who would douse it’, 2015, Painting, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
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Courtesy the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco. Photo: STUDIO LHOOQ
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

Those who would douse it, 2015

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