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PRINT January 2019

PROJECT: MARTINE GUTIERREZ

Martine Gutierrez, Covertgirl, 2018, digital photo collage.

THE NEW NATIVES ARE RESTLESS.

The world disappears, a parade of ancient colonizers determined to take it with them when they leave.

I think: Don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

We’ve got a lot of reading to do.

Last fall, the twenty-nine-year-old artist Martine Gutierrez debuted Indigenous Woman at Ryan Lee Gallery in New York. It is a singular achievement, three years in the making: 146 pages of autonomous, autochthonous delectation. Every image produced, designed, and starring one person: Gutierrez herself.

There in its juicy, oversize pages is Gutierrez as a Mayan demon (Chin) and an Aztec deity (Xochipilli). There is Gutierrez as migrant maid. As perfume cynosure. She is Antonio Lopez, Cindy Sherman, Yasumasa Morimura, Laurie Simmons. Defying (Helmut) Newtonian physics, she is gazer and gazed-at, maker and muse. Diana Vreeland and Richard Avedon. Irving Penn and Lisa

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