Ted Casablanca Gallery To Show Works by Popular Photographer
Monica Orozco at Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Meet Orozco at Opening Reception April 29
PALM SPRINGS, CA (April 8, 2016) – Ted Casablanca Gallery announced that the gallery will exhibit works by noted LA-based photographer Monica Orozco at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club from April 25 through May 1 in the Ace Hotel’s Co-Op Gallery, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Photo Festival. A reception honoring Orozco will be held at the Ace on Friday, April 29 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Orozco made headlines during Modernism Week with her smash show “Mid-Monica: Photographer Monica Orozco Takes a Whack at Modernism,” and now this show, augmented by new works, will be displayed at the Ace Hotel. This is the first exhibition from Ted Casablanca Gallery to be shown outside the gallery.
“I think Monica’s work will resonate with Ace guests,” commented Bruce Bibby, Ted Casablanca Gallery curator. “Her work is fiercely independent, yet engagingly accessible, not to mention funny as hell.”
Orozco, whose photographic tableaux are most often self-portraits, is known for creating humorous and feminist-empowered quirky portraits, where the artist is often the subject of the ironically daring photographs. In her works, she dons every wig and glamour-puss accessory in sight with a fine-art approach and holds nothing back. Her work has been described as ‘Cindy Sherman meets Fellini’ and displays a hilarious quirkiness.
"Monica rivals any selfie-obssessed celebrity I ever covered in Hollywood, only with ample artistic acumen,” said Bibby. “She knows how to hold your gaze with pop-culture references, humor and pathos. She's a great grabber of attention, as well as aesthetic."
Ace Hotel & Swim Club is located at 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr in Palm Springs. Their phone number is 760-325-9900. Ted Casablanca Gallery is located at 388 N Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. For more information, visit the gallery’s website at tedcasablanca.com.