can you say - FIRELEI

 Firelei Báez        Bloodlines 

This is one of the most labor intensive shows by a female artist that I have seen in a long time. The show radiates femininity with a touch of testosterone, applied to a wide range of materials to tell a compelling story.  In a world where some artist put their names on their work, but not their hands, Firelei Baéz has put her mind and might into work that resonates with her audience.

(left: Demetrea, 2011, by Firelei Báez)

Some people were very hyped on the showstopper of the exhibition, (below) Man Without a Country (aka anthropophagist Wading In The Artibonite River, 2014, a wall installation with over 144 small drawings on maps and book pages.

But for me the most magnificent work of all was Firelei's wall (below). It reminded me of the beautiful decayed walls we would encounter in the 80's, when we scavenged abandon buildings for architectural relics.

Firelei Báez Bloodlines (exhibit closed March 6, 2016) at the Pérez Art Museum -- the PAMM website.

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