Ana Teresa Fernandez

Pressing Matters

When
Event has passed (Thu Jun 28, 2007 - Sat Jul 28, 2007)
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Description

Growing up in Mexico, Ana Teresa Fernandez learned at an early age about the double standards imposed on women and their sexuality. Through performance-based paintings, Fernandez explores the territories that encompass these different boundaries and stereotypes: physical, emotional, and psychological.

Fernandez subverts the typical folkloric representations of Mexican women by changing the protagonist's uniform to the quintessential little black dress, a symbol of American prosperity and femininity and of the Mexican tradition of wearing black for a year after a death. Her paintings portray actual performances where Fernandez takes on the Sisyphean task of cleaning the environment - sweeping sand on a beach, vacuuming a dirt road - to accentuate the idea of disposable labor resources.

Ana Teresa Fernandez received her Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Schedule

Braunstein/Quay Gallery
430 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA
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Location

  1. Braunstein/Quay Gallery
    430 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA