Patricia torres




Location: 631 Howard Street #120, San Francisco
Dates: May 2nd - May 31st, 2019
Opening reception: May 2nd, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Bond Latin Gallery & Maximilian Contemporary are pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition for contemporary painter and printmaker, Patricia Torres.  Taking place in the SOMA district of San Francisco at Bond Latin Gallery, the exhibition will consist of 6 large paintings, 1 glicée on canvas digital print, and 1 silkscreen print from her most recent body of work From Inside Out

Her often figurative work explores gender norms and identity in modern society, often challenging how women are thought to act and behave. The artworks in this show place particular emphasis on the female body, re-imaging the physical feminine appearance from the perspective of the artist.

In my paintings, I explore the different representations of women in our society, the connection between gender-identity and the interior of the body as socially constructed. I purposefully use gendered magazine images of women that are portrayed and normalized as sexual objects. 

Through my pictorial narratives, I intermingle different objects as well as political, social references to analyze and re-define the relationship between biological functions and gender-identity, where social and political power sits. 

-Patricia Torres

Patricia Torres was born in the state of Michoacán, Mexico in 1963. In 1984, Torres received a masters degree in Art and Feminism from the National School of Fine Art in Mexico City. Torres stayed in Mexico City after receiving her degree where she practiced painting and printmaking, meeting and working with artists such as Gunther Gerzso, Jose Luis Cuevas, and Leonora Carrington. Since 2015 Torres has lived and worked in San Francisco, California. 

Work by the artist is collected internationally by private collectors and by public museums such as Art Modern Museum (Mexico City) and Rafael Coronel Museum (Zacatecas, Mexico). 

For all press inquiries, contact:
Max Mc Donald, +1 510 821 1299 

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