Galería Perdida: I want to blush f**kers, JOAN, Los Angeles, (October 8–November 20, 2016)

October 8–November 20, 2016

Patent drawing for the Hot Pick Comb, Newbern R, July 3, 1973.
Patent drawing for the Hot Pick Comb, Newbern R, July 3, 1973.

Inspired by an unexpected encounter with the display of a French wooden comb from the 15th century at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Galería Perdida will present the project I want to blush, f***ers, a collection of approximately 20 walnut wood hair combs custom mounted onto blush-hued wooden tiles. Galería Perdida deliberately designed each of the combs from techniques  that range from graphic design to tradtional style with a number of them abstracted to the point of illegibility.

As an object, the comb is a utilitarian device that functions without notice in daily life. Its various forms and materials of construction rarely associate the object with its historical value, connection to prestige, or cultural affiliation. Combs were one of the first objects discovered by archaeologists in the tombs of ancient Egypt—dating back about 5,000 years—and their production continued largely in China, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines. The process of making combs by hand required an intense craftsmanship particularly in the cutting of the teeth. It was not until the 18th century that combs were popularized with the development of fabrication techniques, making combs more ornamental and symbols of luxury and high fashion.

The shift in the accessibility of combs as ornate accessories of aesthetic appearance on the body gave the objects greater exclusivity. Currently, these combs exist as artifacts in the collections of many international museum institutions, displayed and contextualized by museological structures.

Galería Perdida was established in Chilchota, Michoacán in 2005. The collective currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Exhibitions include: And Per Se And, Commonwealth and Council, (2016) and Routine Pleasures, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, (2016); Zelda Zonk, Preface Gallery, Paris, (2013); Somos fabricantes de alimentos en cuero and Todo la memoria del mundo, Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola, Mexico City, (2013); Let’s Smell it Together, CUE Foundation, New York, (2013); El carne de burro no es transparente, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, (2012); and Matryoshka, Recess Activities, New York, (2011).

Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers is organized by Gladys-Katherina Hernando

Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Installation view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.
Detail view of Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f***ers, 2016, JOAN vitrine, Los Angeles, Photo by Jeff McLane.

 

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Aislado, Galería Perdida, New York (March 20–April 17, 2011)

Aislado

An exhibition of photographs by Gladys-Katherina Hernando

Galería Perdida

March 22–April 17, 2011

Press Release:

General licenses are granted to the following categories of travelers, who are permitted to spend money to travel to Cuba and to engage in other transactions directly incident to the purpose of their travel, without the need to obtain a specific license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC):

  • Persons visiting a close relative (any individual related to a person by blood, marriage, or adoption who is no more than three generations removed from that person or from a common ancestor with that person) who is a national of Cuba, and persons traveling with them who share a common dwelling as a family with them. There is no limit on the duration or frequency of such travel. (According to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, third country nationals who reside in Cuba are considered Cuban nationals.)
  • Journalists and supporting broadcasting or technical personnel (regularly employed in that capacity by a news reporting organization and traveling for journalistic activities).
  • Official government travelers on official business.
  • Members of international organizations of which the United States is also a member (traveling on official business).
  • Full-time professionals, whose travel transactions are directly related to research in their professional areas, provided that their research: 1) is of a noncommercial, academic nature; 2) comprises a full work schedule in Cuba; and 3) has a substantial likelihood of public dissemination.

From the air.  From the car.  On the ground.  The views are all partial glances of a country in continual development, reflecting the movements of Gladys-Katherina Hernando. Aislado presents a selection of images taken by Hernando through an hourless journey along distant roads approaching one coast to another.  Inevitably, Hernando reconnects the history and people that have defined not only the past, but her travels as well.  Throughout her way, she captures an intimate portrait of a nation at arm’s length.  galería perdida is proud to present a selection of Gladys-Katherina Hernando’s Aislado, on view March 20-April 17, 2011.

galería perdida and Light & Wire Gallery have performed a collaborative trade of exhibitions.  The two shows retain similarities in their context and content, yet lie within different realms of experience. galería perdida’s exhibition can be seen here.

For more information, please visit www.galeriaperdida.com

http://galeriaperdida.com/projects/current/gladys-katherina_hernando.html