Fresh Out of the Oven
Solo Exhibition by
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
Friday, March 29th | 6-9pm
EVENING WITH THE ARTIST
Saturday, April 27th | 6-8pm
AND CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 18th | 4-7pm, Discussion at 5pm
It comes with no surprise to say that mid-20th century American women, in their role as housewives and mothers, were encouraged to take pride in their cooking and baking skills as they devoted their time and energy to their husbands and children. Marketing companies often showed smiling women baking cakes and looking happy and content to be doing that and nothing else. Instant cake mixes were all the rage and from their invention in the Depression to their postwar popularity, they became an expression of American history, ingenuity, and a time saving alternative for the typical American housewife.
In the exhibition, Fresh out of the Oven, a room of revolving bundt cakes invites us to re-examine this iconic form associated with women. For the artist, who admits making hundreds of boxed cakes over the years while juggling career and family, the notion of repeating this form with materials other than batter and frosting alters our perception.
The multidisciplinary work of Patricia Schnall Gutierrez (including painting, drawing, sculptural objects, performance, and installation) draws its inspiration from a self-referential account of personal memories, situations, and emotions. Using distinct choices of mediums, household objects and materials, she creates an autobiographical account of the every day, drawing the viewer into an intimate dialogue that often probes questions of gender and sexuality. Through her personal stories, she shares a unique perspective on controversial issues facing contemporary woman and society.
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez was born in Buffalo, New York and received a BFA (cum laude) from SUNY Buffalo in1978. After a move to New York City in1980, she continued her education at the New York Studio School. In 2007, Schnall Gutierrez relocated to south Florida where she currently lives and works.
She has exhibited in numerous art institutions including the Naples Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Museum of Florida Art, Appleton Museum, Lowe Art Museum, YAA Museum, Patterson Museum, MADA New Media, as well as in University Exhibitions, Art Fairs, and Galleries in and outside the United States. Her work was selected and showcased in the private Sotheby's auction at the Margulies Collection, she has received the Award of Excellence from the Biennial Six Exhibition at the Florida Museum of Art and was also a recipient of the Florida Department of State/Division of Cultural Affairs Visual Arts Fellowship.
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