Aurora Molina: Selfie
June 11 – August 21, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 6 – 9 pm
In Selfie, Cuban-born, Miami-based artist Aurora Molina explores the egocentric tendencies of celebrity and how they play a transcendental role in the construction of new identities. Molina’s embroidered works consider the repercussions of a society inflamed by spectacle and how that diminishes the traditional social roles of individuals. Through sculptural works rendered on an embroidery machine, this exhibition shows how popular culture creates an insatiable need for attention and a disease-like dependence on acceptance at the expense of personal autonomy.
Image: Aurora Molina, Selfie, 2015, hand embroidery on canvas, 4 × 5 in.