Yvette Mayorga, "Bedroom after 15th Birthday," 2016, Plaster piping on wood, acrylic, fur, tinfoil, artist selfie, soldier, and American flag, 36 x 36 inches

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

WHY? GLAD YOU ASKED.

[quote]Because the answer to “what’s cooking?” is politics and cake. Think Latin vibes, traditional rituals of celebration, and a generous amount of bold, in-your-face pink in the form of frosting. Only Mayorga’s “Candy Lands” are in reality all about race, identity, gender, violence, and Latin stereotypes observing the realities along the U.S./Mexico borderlands—gates to an American Dream gone wrong.[/quote]

 

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

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Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

Yvette Mayorga: The Politics of Desire

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An art critic and pop culture journalist with a BA in English Lit, a MA in Media and another in Art Journalism. Believes in fierce creativity and the beauty of being weird. She’s all about gallery hopping. Writes better with wine.