Curated by Stephanie A. Lindquist
Drawing from the many identities she carries as a Mexican-American-Puerto-Rican-queer woman, Estelle Maisonett creates large-scale mixed-media collages that explore how identity is fabricated through our choices as consumers. Maisonett traverses the urban landscapes of New York City, collecting our detritus and archiving her findings. Making use of the city's refuse—old clothes, crushed cans, magazine covers, and protest signs—she recreates the domestic spaces and neighborhood hangouts of her native New York and populates these scenes with faceless figures. Without a body, how do we interpret these all-too-common leftovers of an American metropolis and identify their users? Maisonett's work questions our limited perceptions of identity and the ways in which we are manipulated by American capitalism.
Assumed Identity is the culmination of Maisonett's eight-week artist residency at Gloria's. The show will feature an interactive site-specific installation as well as new collages and a series of editioned Risograph prints made possible by EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Parsons School of Design. A catalogue published by Material Publishing is forthcoming. To RSVP for the artist talk and to become a Gloria's member, please visit our WithFriends page.
Estelle Maisonett is an interdisciplinary artist, born and raised in the Bronx. She holds a BFA in Painting & Drawing from SUNY Purchase College and maintains a mixed-media studio practice in New York.
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