LAS ILUSTRES  A GROUP EXHIBITION OF LATINA FEMALE ILLUSTRATORS IN MIAMI FEATURING

  DANIELLE ESTEFAN   NICOLE SALCEDO   NICOLE SALGAR    

CINTHIA SANTOS   AMLIV SOTOMAYOR   TATIANA SUAREZ

13 DE AGOSTO, 2016

WITH THE SUPPORT OF PABST BLUE RIBBON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Butter Gallery presents Las Ilustres; a group exhibition of notable latina female illustrators in Miami. Referencing the spanish phrase mostly reserved for illustrious women, by definition “Las Ilustres” applies to women celebrated for a specific activity. As a title, the phonetical and grammatical similarities between “Las Ilustres” and “Las Ilustradoras”  (a group of female illustrators); alludes to the role of the gallery in identifying a selected group of artists and presenting them as distinguished in the field of visual representation while acknowledging the contributions of latina women to our city’s cultural landscape.

 

Featuring Danielle Estefan, Nicole Salcedo, Nicole Salgar, Cinthia Santos, Amliv Sotomayor and Tatiana Suarez as Las Ilustres, the exhibit consists of seven individual diptychs (two adjacent 8x10 pieces per artist) reflecting their particular style of illustration. Curated by Butter gallery’s director Francisco De La Torre; the exhibit also marks the debut of Butter Gallery artist and Wynwood Murals editor Diana Larrea in the local curatorial arena, as Co-Curator of Las Ilustres. Larrea’s participation will also include photographic documentation of the exhibit and the participating artists’ processes. 

 

Please join us on Saturday August 13, 2016 from 7:00-11:00 PM for the opening reception of Las Ilustres and a special project room exhibition of She Comes First by Jill Weisberg. Also available for viewing at the gallery is Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s permanent installation of her Stop Telling Women to Smile street art campaign and recent drawings by Filio Galvez at the adjacent Gesamtkunstwerk Projektraum.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 

 

Danielle Estefan is an artist and environmental graphic designer also known as “Knee”. Besides having an extensive portfolio of commercial illustration, she was named one of “100 Creatives” by the Cultist of the Miami New Times (2011) and has exhibited at Bear & Bird Gallery and The Wynwood Walls Gallery. 

 

Nicole Salcedo is a first generation Cuban American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2010, where she studied a variety of subjects including, fibers, ceramics, performance and designed objects. Nicole considers herself to be an interdisciplinary artist with a passion for drawing. Her work is an examination of consciousness and emotions embodied, through allegorical compositions and anthropomorphic subjects made of plants.  

 

Nicole Salgar is a painter and street artist with a passion for Latin folk art. Her belief that art and design can elevate both the viewer and the artist, fuels her efforts as director of the Centre-fuge Public Art Project of Miami. Her work has been exhibited at FU Galeria de Barrio and has painted numerous public murals both locally and internationally.

 

Cinthia Santos is the artist and designer behind Wynwood Sign Painting. Born to a Cuban artist, she was exposed to art and traditional sign-writing from an early age. After graduating with a BFA in Fashion Design and working as a textile designer, the demand for her hand-lettered chalkboards and logos turned into what is now a successful small business.

 

Amliv Sotomayor discovered art as a young girl in Cuba; drawing mermaids and flowers for her exiled grandmother in "la yuma". She brought those talents to the United States when she was nine years old and subsequently studied at the Miami International School of Art and Design. Sotomayor was selected as one of the Latin Billboard Music Mural Featured Artists (2013) and has exhibited her work at Bear & Bird Gallery (2009) and Spoke Art (2016).

 

Tatiana Suarez draws you into a surreal world filled with doe-eyed figures ornamented by unsettling accompaniments and sexual undertones. On both canvas and walls, Suarez’s work is rich with symbols from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage. She has exhibited at Spoke Art Gallery (20120-2015), Known Gallery (2014),ThinkSpace Gallery (2102) and participated in Primary Flight (2010-2011), Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans Project (2014), Pow Wow (2014-2015) and the Littlest Sister Art Fair by Spinello Projects (2009).