Immersion into Compounded Time and The Paintings of Firelei Báez

Presented by Mennello Museum of American Art, The at Mennello Museum of American Art, The, Orlando FL

Jun 07
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Sep 08
Immersion into Compounded Time and The Paintings of Firelei Báez

Immersion into Compounded Time and The Paintings of Firelei Báez will explore Báez’s investigations on the visibility and the construction of complex cultural identities within the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora and how these notions are perceived today.

This exhibition will explore Firelei Báezʼs
investigations on the visibility and the construction of
complex cultural identities within the Afro-Caribbean
Diaspora and how these notions are perceived in
todayʼs global world. Her large-scale and intricate
portraits of influential individuals and mythical
goddesses of Afro-Caribbean history create a
contemporary narrative of a womanʼs life, embracing
the past, and staking her place in a universal future.

This exhibition will also feature a new installation by
the artist to consider the scarring of colonization and
time on the landscape, in striking neon and opulent
color. Her goal is to immerse the viewer in a space of
melted time, to consider themes of interweaving
geography and individuality.
Báez is best known through her extraordinary
paintings of lush landscaped-figures, intricately
patterned tignons, and otherworldly bodies with
striking eyes. Here, she considers the reality of ones
current social and the historic construction of cultural
self in America. These complex, intersectional bodies
and symbols alongside large-scale portraits are
painted in vibrant, swirling colors, which intermingle
time and character. For Báez, “identity is malleable,
negotiated,” and given strength by the female body
and mythology of her being.
This exhibition is curated by Katherine Navarro,
Associate Curator of Education

ADMISSION INFO

ADMISSIONS
Adults $5
Seniors (60+) $4
Students (with valid ID) $1
Children ages 6-17 $1
Children under age 6 FREE
Active, Retired Military & Veterans with ID FREE

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Aug 23, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 24, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 27, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 28, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 29, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 30, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 31, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 3, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 4, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 5, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 6, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 7, 2019 at 10:30 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Mennello Museum of American Art, The

900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

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