Crave fave Martíne Gutierrez, the Brooklyn-based artist and performer we profiled in Faces of Photography during Art Basel Miami Beach last year, returns with True Story, a new exhibition of video and photographic work featuring pop-star alter ego Martine, on view at Boston University Art Galleries now through December 11, 2016.
As Martine, Gutierrez delves into the realm of feminine archetypes taken from popular sources such as classic Hollywood films, fashion photography, and music videos to explore the construction of gender and identity in modern life. Like Cindy Sherman, Gutierrez lives on both sides of the camera, becoming both artist and muse. Casting herself in different roles, Martine embodies some of the most seductive and alluring images of the feminine, revealing the ways in which the body becomes the work of art itself, ready to be cast in the shape of our ideals.
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Photo: Martine Part VI (still), 2012-2016; projection, Color video with sound, 50 min. 34 sec. ©Martine Gutierrez