Butter Gallery presented Las Ilustres; a group exhibition of amazing latina female illustrators in Miami.
The title of the exhibit refers to Spanish phrase reserved for illustrious women, by definition “Las Ilustres” applies to women celebrated for a specific activity. As a title, the phonetical and grammatical similarities between “Las Ilustres” and “Las Ilustradoras” (a group of female illustrators); alludes to the role of the gallery in identifying a selected group of artists and presenting them as distinguished in the field of visual representation while acknowledging the contributions of latina women to the city’s cultural landscape.
Featuring work from such talented artists as: Nicole Salcedo and Tatiana Suarez, the exhibition showcases diptychs. “The diptychs ultimately become one piece that serve to make a statement,” Francisco de la Torre says for The Miami New Times.
The gallery provided each artist with the materials to make their piece and to frame it so that they are all uniform.
While showing six different artists at the same time: Danielle Estefan, Nicole Salcedo, Nicole Salgar, Cinthia Santos, Amliv Sotomayor and Tatiana Suarez, the exhibit consisted of individual diptychs, reflecting their particular style of illustration.
Curated by Butter gallery’s director Francisco De La Torre; the exhibit also marks the debut of Butter Gallery artist and Wynwood Murals editor Diana Larrea in the local curatorial arena, as Co-Curator of Las Ilustres. Larrea’s participation also included photographic documentation of the exhibit and the participating artists’ processes.
Each artist is part of the Miami local scene and cultural landscape. Francisco says that anyone who follows the local art scene will recognize some of the artists of the show, while discovering ones they didn’t necessarily know.
The show is on display until September 2, 2016. And then it will be moved to the adjacent Gesamtkunstwerk Projektraum room until October 2nd 2016.
Images by Diana Larrea a.k.a. @parcialmentenublada