Exhibition

in New York, NY / United States
03.05.2024 - 15.06.2024 00:00
Jay Lynn Gomez - Under Construction

P·P·O·W is pleased to present “Jay Lynn Gomez, Under Construction”, the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Formerly known as Ramiro Gomez, this is the artist’s first major presentation since her transition from male to female and since moving from Los Angeles, CA where she was born and raised, to Boston, MA, which she now calls home. In “Under Construction”, the past and the present blend within a lavender dreamlike gauze. Continuing to use her photography practice as source images, Gomez creates a new series of paintings and mixed media works that depict moments of respite, reflection, and fantasy. Combining personal memories and the contemporary lived experiences of herself and her trans sisters, Gomez portrays the complicated emotional, physical, and psychological work of reinvention.

Always responding to her surrounding environment, “Under Construction” bridges persistent themes of Ramiro’s practice, such as documenting the often-overlooked immigrant labor force that constructs and maintains America’s largest metropolises, with the current concerns of Jay Lynn, who has become newly imbedded within local communities of trans women who thrive and live with exuberance in the face of enormous social, political, and economical odds. Alongside the paintings and installations, Gomez will also present a new series of painted hormone medication box covers. While some depict fleeting scenes of childhood memories and quotidian moments from daily life, others are left abstract, their expressive purple brushstrokes reminiscent of both turbulent landscapes and bruised flesh. In all of them, Gomez’s former name is visible on the prescription label.

Jay Lynn Gomez was born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who have since become US citizens. In 2016, Gomez, was the subject of “Domestic Scenes – The Art of Ramiro Gomez”, a monograph by Lawrence Weschler, published by Abrams.

Gallery hours Tue-Sat 11 am – 6 pm, and by appointment

Exhibition Duration 03 May – 15 June 2024

www.ppowgallery.com

Location:
P·P·O·W
390 Broadway
10013 New York, NY
United States

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