Exhibition Opening: Yvette Mayorga Monochromatic Dreams

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery Law Warschaw Gallery

Opening Reception
Gallery and Janet Wallace North Entrance
Friday, September 24, 2021
6–8 pm 
Open to the Macalester campus community and the public; masks required indoors.


Stigmatized as hyper-feminine and associated with decoration, Barbies, and high-maintenance, the color pink carries a burden of misrepresentation. 

In Yvette Mayorga’s practice, pink is not fragile. Pink is a political material; pink is a weapon. 

Drawing on her own family history—including the aesthetics of cake decorating and the opulence of church interiors—and art-historical references from Rococo paintings, vases, and urns, Mayorga creates lush paintings that seduce her viewer then confront them with the grave consequences of consumerist dreaming. 

Yvette Mayorga is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Her work interrogates the broad effects of militarization within and beyond the US/Mexico border and intervenes in the colonial legacies of art history. She fuses confectionary labor with found images to explore the meaning of belonging.

Attend the reception to meet the artist and celebrate her recent body of work. 

Contact: gallery@macalester.edu

Website: https://www.macalester.edu/gallery/yvette-mayorga/

This event is for: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Public, Staff, Students

Admission: free

Sponsored by: Art and Art History

Listed under: Art, Music, Theater, Featured Events, Front Page Events

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