Life/Like presents works from two recent series by emerging artist Martine Gutierrez (American, b. 1989) that consider themes of transformation, intimacy, identity, and reality. A nuanced exploration of gender roles lies at the heart of much of Gutierrez’s work. Her interest in boundaries—especially artificial boundaries—often leads Gutierrez to play with the viewer’s expectations and perception of reality. Through her meticulous staging of each photograph, the artist constructs lush, deeply ambiguous, and haunting images that defy our expectations of representation.
This exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the gifts of individual donors in support of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum's Diverse Voices Initiative.