Gerald Peters Projects is pleased to announce the opening of The Edge, an exhibition of photography by Santa Fe-based resident Nicole Cudzilo opening Friday, June 21, 5-7 PM.
Nicole Cudzilo’s photography depicts female figures surreally out-of-synch with their environments. Often set in natural landscapes, the figures wear wigs and outfits reminiscent of the 1950s, replete with connotations of social conformity, submission, and constrained conceptions of femininity. Cudzilo’s images contemplate the role of fashion and appearance as mechanisms that both celebrate and constrain women.
As Lauren Tresp of THE Magazine states: “The artist herself plays each character, face shielded to anonymize and serve as a stand-in for the everywoman who also performs—intentionally and not—various personal and societal roles through dress and appearance. These characters explore the American West. Whether perched on a rock ledge in a puffy-sleeved nightgown or sporting lingerie in a vacant rodeo ring, each figure is impractically dressed for the scene, creating shifts of context that suggest surreal narratives and echo the many impracticalities of female fashion.”
Cudzilo discovered photography a decade ago and has been producing images ever since. She uses both digital and film processes for her work, utilizing medium and large format, 35mm, and instant film. Cudzilo also teaches workshops, mentors students, and participates in visiting artist and lecture programs in various schools.
For more information, contact Mark Del Vecchio, Director, 505.954.5748, or firstname.lastname@example.org.