January 5 – February 10, 2019
Predicament of the Subject is the title of Myra Barraza’s new solo exhibition at Liliana Bloch Gallery. The title “Predicament of the Subject” stems from Aristotle’s recognition of ten predicaments, or attributes that sum the range of human thought, in which one, or other, could find a category for any, and all concepts. Myra Barraza has created a series of small -scale social media paintings of men’s portraits of portraits referencing identity fluctuation. The exhibition also includes pieces from her Feral Female series, in which the artist paints what she calls “female sexuality portraits”. Barraza’s depictions constitute a sensual exploration of the frontier of female and male representation.
Predicament of the Subject will be accompanied by a catalog with an essay by Dr. Tania Pleitez Vela, author, researcher, and lecturer of Latin American literature. Dr. Pleitez Vela is an associate professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a correspondent member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE).
pictured above: Myra Barraza, Predicament of the Subject 2, 2017, oil paint on canvas board, 5″w x 7″h