Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

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Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington is currently offering an exhibit focusing on the contemporary portraits of six U.S. Latino artists. Under the title Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, these creative and often experimental works challenge our traditional view of a portrait.

Like actors searching for a character, these artists are searching for identity. One of the artists exploring her identity is Carlee Fernandez. She lives in California and defines herself as a sculptor who creates “sculptural hybrids.” Among her work is the “Man Series”, in which she super-imposes images of men she respects over herself. It also features the “Bear Series” in which she unites with taxidermied animals.

Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington is currently offering an exhibit focusing on the contemporary portraits of six U.S. Latino artists. Under the title Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, these creative and often experimental works challenge our traditional view of a portrait.