Events

Diego Vela Thirteen web

Opening reception for Diego Vela: Delicate Identity

« Back to Events
This event has passed.
Event:
Opening reception for Diego Vela: Delicate Identity
Start:
May 29, 2014 6:00 PM
End:
May 29, 2014 9:00 PM
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
646 457 0859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
May 9, 2014
Venue:
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone:
646 457 0859
Address:
Google Map
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Diego Vela Thirteen web

 

Join us for the opening reception of Diego Vela‘s exhibition Delicate Identity.

 

The exhibition will remain on view at the Bureau through Sunday, July 6.

 

The Bureau has extended the exhibition through Sunday, July 27.

 

Artist’s statement
My work is result of my thinking of identity in relation to what is considered to be the norm and what is considered to be beautiful. It reflects on the idea of what normalcy is and how society deems what that looks like. It is represented in the the human body, from the obviously sexual to the tormented physiologically. My imagery is based on photos of myself and my friends that are open to share a private moment with me.  The paintings capture a moment of identity or identity forming.

 

Diego Vela lives and works in Harlem. He has shown at The Center NYC, and Gotham Gallery (New York City). He studied at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas, and at the American Intercontinental University in London.

 

Image:

Diego Vela

Thirteen  24″ x 30″

acrylic and human hair on canvas

completed 2004
A self portrait of the artist at thirteen.

 

 

 

EVENTS HOME