The Art of Firelei Báez

by JL SchnabelPosted on

Currently showing at NYC”s Richard Heller Gallery is an exhibition of new works by New York based artist Firelei Báez, ‘Not Even Unalterable Limitations.’ Tackling cultural and gender identity in a strikingly odd way, the beauty of the works lies in the poignant details; the towering headdresses of fauna, a heeled shoe on furred legs, and geographical tattoos that snake up a thick thigh. The convergence of these strange females with animalistic features suggests a kind of focus on our basic instincts and yet the cultural costuming deepens the narrative to encompass the complexity of personal indentity. View more of the new works below.

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