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Raquel’s recent work is focused on exposing the myth of self-identity as defined in a contemporary context: linear, superficial, and dependent on a persistent consumer culture. This has led her to portraiture as a means of celebrating individual experience, to focus on the good and bad, as a way of moving away from identity defined by material goods, pop media, and prejudice. At times her portraits are clear representations of people or past events; they are psychological landscapes of abstract memories. By working with family photos, this exhibit celebrates living family memories and the fluidity of living, existing acting as a call forward to witness the effect of time.
This collection of pieces on display are based on family photographs, who embody the legacy of love her aunt left behind. Her Aunt Rosa was the link that kept her family together and these paintings acknowledge that it is now the younger generation’s responsibility to do the same.
Raquel’s exhibition is on view from September 29th, 2022 – November 4th, 2022