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Diane Gaeta – Lolitas; Oct. 27-28

October 24, 2012 by Fabrik in Upcoming Events with 0 Comments

The America Martin Gallery presents Lolitas, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Diane Gaeta. Emerging from cross-continental social media correspondence that traded the boundaries of traditional language communications for imagery, Lolitas is a manipulated translation of photographs taken by a Parisian teenager. In a series of lush, colorful, fantastical drawings, Gaeta honors the original images and captures their life in illustration.

“As a woman, I’ve always been interested in that awkward moment of adolescence before a girl becomes a woman, when her experimentation of her own sex appeal begins but is still steeped in innocence,” states Gaeta. “Lolitas is a journey through that time, albeit a more surreal, colorful, and elegant one than I remember having. It is the culmination of all of the things that have fascinated and driven me to this point: pop culture, colors, photo-realism, fantasy and a teasing sense of sensuality.”

Diane Gaeta - Lolitas

Diane Gaeta – Lolitas

The immediacy of social media allowed Gaeta and the Parisian teenager to collaborate despite a language barrier, with the teenager’s Facebook photographs serving as a platform for Gaeta’s interest in the complexity of female adolescence. “I literally sorted through hundreds of angst-ridden portraits before settling upon the final illustrated few.”

Lolitas, which will run for 2 days only, highlights the parallels of innocence and development within a framework of cultural exchange and digital identity.

Lolitas by Diane Gaeta
America Martin Gallery
302 N. Occidental Blvd LA, CA 90026

October 27, 2012 6pm-10pm // October 28th, 2012 11am-3pm
www.americamartingallery.com

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