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Ana Serrano’s ‘Salon Of Beauty’

Currently showing at Houston’s Rice Gallery, L.Aartist Ana Serrano presents her unique vision of city life, ‘Salon of Beauty’ inthe form of a whimsical construct of an imaginary neighborhood housed withinthe space. While the vivid colors and blocky fonts of the store front signssuggest a heightened play on childhood fort making, the collectivedetails and inclusions of a barred strip club and liquor store add subversive,adult elements to the network of vibrant ‘buildings.’ As social commentary, it suggests thedelicate tension of how we must protect ourselves and our property from ourneighbors while retaining an environment that engages it’s inhabitants with thelure of beauty. View more images of the exhibition after the jump.

Currently showing at Houston’s Rice Gallery, L.A artist Ana Serrano presents her unique vision of city life, ‘Salon of Beauty’ in the form of a whimsical construct of an imaginary neighborhood housed within the space. While the vivid colors and blocky fonts of the store front signs suggest a heightened play on childhood fort making, the collective details and inclusions of a barred strip club and liquor store add subversive, adult elements to the network of vibrant ‘buildings.’ As social commentary, it suggests the delicate tension of how we must protect ourselves and our property from our neighbors while retaining an environment that engages it’s inhabitants with the lure of beauty. View more images of the exhibition below.

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