The following essay was written by Christopher Fulton, Ph. D., Department of Fine Arts of the University of Louisville regarding our upcoming exhibit titled "En el Espiritu de Frida,". Joe McGee, Diane Kahlo, Mari Mujica, Jacque Parsley, and I will be participating in this exhibit, which will run from November 21 through January 3 at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market Street in Louisville, Kentucky.
WWFD? (What Would Frida Do?) ...in art, if she were alive today? How would she respond in creative terms to our post-modern, post-industrial, post-colonial world, to the frenzy of stimuli emitted from post-pc gadgetry, and to the arbitrariness of post-identity representation? Of course it is impossible to give a clear answer to this hypothetical, since Frida is no longer with us. Yet the question is not entirely out of reach. And by raising it we are brought to the heart of her artistic project, as we consider the spirit in which she thought about her circumstances and formulated her thinking in works of art.