From Mar 13th through Apr 30th, 2010.
The phrase “Goody two-shoes’” often used to describe an excessively or annoyingly virtuous person, has in recent years developed a more negative connotation, implying that the virtuousness of a goody two-shoes is insincere.
Leslie Gabaldon’s brazenly and naughtily entitled “Goody Two-Shoes” stems from this notion and continues with the exploration sparked by “Domestic Intimacies” (2007) in which the artist entered the secret moments of a household’s everyday life. “Goody Two-Shoes” will present a series of photographic work that embodies an expression of women’s sociological memory and their personal, ideological, and professional issues in the contemporary world.
Leslie Gabaldon attended The New England School of Art and Design in Boston. Her animations and renderings were shown at SIGRA, an Autodesk exhibition in the early 90s, and in 1996 she joined The Art Students League of New York and opened a studio in DUMBO. After several years of painting, Gabaldon discovered photography. She continued her path as an artist, with camera in hand, as her first solo show at the Project Room in Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami opened in 2007. Gabaldon then completed an Artist-in-residence program at the prestigious Altos de Chavon school of Design in 2007 where her passion and mastery of photography only grew stronger.
Also on view at the gallery’s project room, there is “An Idyllic World”, a series of paintings, sculptures, and video art by artist Maria Cristina Carbonell, which deals with the ideas of female identity, intimacy, and being.
“An Idyllic World is the private, intimate, and seemingly schizophrenic universe of the feminine characters I have created in my videos and paintings. My heroines are inspired by Nordic fairytales as well as by old legends and myths. Their allegorical existence is what defines their personalities and what makes them the visual element that triggers my stories; their presence alone makes how absurd the reality that surrounds them really is evident.” – Maria Cristina Carbonell
Carbonell, Venezuelan born in Puerto Rico, attended the Art Student League of New York, and studied fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. The artist began her career with an education in formal drawing that led to her exploration of different mediums such as installation, sculpture, photography, video, and painting. Parting from a visual language perspective, Carbonell focuses on mastering different mediums and outlets to achieve an end result that emphasizes a technical refinement within a genuine expressive dimension.
Dot Fiftyone Gallery
51 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33127