09.13.19 - 11.8.19
Foto Relevance is thrilled to present Lou Peralta for Disassemble, marking the Mexico City-based artist’s inaugural solo exhibition in the United States. Featuring over thirty of Peralta’s constructed, photo-based portraits, Disassemble will showcase the artist’s mastery of melding traditional studio portraiture with craft techniques. Expanding upon Peralta’s legacy as a fourth-generation member of a family of portrait photographers, the Disassemble works incorporate tactile materials chosen in honor of each subjects’ respective cultural heritages. Drawn from nine states across Mexico, the materials range in significance from the historical to the colloquial; the artist’s photographic prints are adorned with everything from cinnamon sticks to strips of everyday plastic market bags to feathers pulled from a relative’s hat. Carefully woven in or collaged on by the artist’s hand, these components transform Peralta’s expansive Disassemble portfolio with their unique, sculptural dimensions.
Engaging with the burgeoning world of surveillance cameras, drones, social media, smart phones, and facial recognition software, Margeaux Walter's "Believe Me" series—titled after a phrase frequently employed by Trump—documents staged, site-specific installations in the environment resembling Google Earth-style images. At once playful and eerie, the aerial works toe the line between what is real and what is constructed, drawing an intriguing parallel to the state of our current political and social climate.
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