Laura Elkins America Selfie & Mixed Media Painting by Marily Mojica at 39th St. Gallery

By Editorial Team on January 4, 2018

Sat, 06 January 2018 - Wed, 24 January 2018

Artist receptions January 6 from 6-8pm

Exhibitions run January 1-24, 2018.

America Selfie, 2017, detail, acrylic on Tyvec, Laura Elkins

America Selfie” is a portrait of America now, a contemporary psychosexual take on history painting that uses current events, American history, and national symbols, with contemporary and art historical imagery to explore and develop a portrait of America. This exhibition, is a response to the specific configuration of the 39th Street Gallery and is a redesign of the initial site-specific installation at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi in 2017.

Friendship, 2017, Mixed Media, 48″ x 60″, Marily Mojica

Also in the Corridor Exhibition SpaceEveryday Life, mixed media paintings by Marly Mojica

Friendship, 2017, Mixed Media, 48″ x 60″, Marily Mojica

“My art is a reflection of my everyday life. Like the artist Frida Kahlo, I paint what I feel. I paint my experiences. Like Jean Michel Basquiat, I am influenced by everything around me. My parents are both from Puerto Rico; my father is from Loiza Aldea, a town settled by Nigerian slaves of the Yoruba tribe in the 16th century. I believe my Caribbean heritage, along with African lineage is apparent in my use of color. I am a colorist.” —Marily Mojica

39th Street Gallery is located in the Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722.