Monday, November 3, 2008

Justine Reyes at MIAD

Guayabera Series © Justine Reyes

My long time friend Justine Reyes is showing her Guayabera Series at The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

from MIAD:

The images in Guayabera Series are all large-scale photographs of my uncle Alfonso wearing Guayabera shirts. He has been wearing them every day for as long as I can remember. This type of shirt is inextricably tied to my earliest memories and thoughts of my uncle. Each portrait is taken from the exact same position, lighting and background. The only difference between them is the color of the shirts and slight changes in facial expression. When viewed together they are somewhat humorous and slightly haunting.

273 E. Erie St. Milwaukee, WI 53202
On view through Nov. 21