Lot 12 - Alicia Reyes McNamara - A Prayer
Coloured pencil and acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Vanessa Murrell
As a Mexican-Irish American and culturally mixed person, I am invested in opening up the concept of an in-between space, where identity is fluid and where cultures and their languages intersect. My drawings are investigations into the queering of folklore and rituals in which beings and landscapes mutate and shapeshift, creating a personal imaginary in forms of embodiment.
MFA, University of Oxford Ruskin School of Art BFA, California College of the Arts
2023 Botany of Desire, Swivel Gallery, NY, United States 2023 The Summoning, Five Car Garage, solo show, L.A., United States 2023 Feast, Niru Ratnam Gallery, solo show, London, UK 2023 Women to Watch UK: New Worlds, Christie’s, London, UK 2022 There Goes the Neighbourhood, Castor Gallery, London, UK 2022 The Sky Above the Roof, Tabula Rasa, Beijing, China 2022 The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK 2021 Unfair Weather, Lychee One, London, UK 2021 Desire and Anxiety, G/ART/EN, Como, Italy 2021 Antechamber, Quench Gallery, Margate, UK 2021 A New Art World, Guts Gallery, London, UK 2021 Conduit’s Call, Lismore Castle Arts, solo show, Lismore, Ireland 2021 From Within, Niru Ratnam Gallery, solo show, London, UK
Niru Ratnam Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
This work is around thinks through ideas of self-actualization as a queer origin story in a pleasurable birthing of self and other. The Mexican Wild Yam, Dioscorea Villosa, which surrounds their faces was historically used as a natural lubricant, ingested to enhance libido, produce breast milk and many other body enhancements. Ritually used for sex spells, the plant has spiritual significance as a catalyst for transformation.
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