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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Today is my Solo Exhibit at Azucarera...

If you're in the Azucarera Gallery area (Harlem, NYC 145th between Convent and Nicholas Avenue)tonight between 7-9pm stop by! We'll have some finger foods, wine, animal masks and art!

Thought this might be a good time to explain the title:
Bestia Fera is Latin for Beast, Beast, but if you're a Spanish speaker (like me) you'll note Fera is related to Feral which is defined as Salvaje/Wild. Hence making the title imply something more like Wild Beast to some. Still, my intent for Beast/Beast is purposeful since many of my subjects are half animal half human. I chose Latin as opposed to Spanish to drive the antiquity of the meaning home.

And I'm so happy to learn the event has been posted on ARTSLANT !

There are some new never before seen pieces in the show and there are some classics that started it all.

detail of watercolor piece entitled ' I entered the saltwater and She Consumed Me' by marisol diaz Run rabbit Run by marisol diaz

There are still a few loose ends to tie up, but after that I can exhale and be done! This show has been a bit more difficult than the other two exhibits from this previous year - I guess that's the feeling a solo generates. Not to mention, I had forgotten about the booking of this exhibit up until a month ago (and since I'm not a just-show-old-work-kind of girl) I had to produce the majority of all the work in the past three weeks. Then I got bronchitis, teach full-time and well - life happens. The show has only four previous pieces and that is because they play a significant conceptual role in what I'm doing today.

Reader Comments (4)

These are so beautiful! I wish I could go so badly, but I have to go to a friend's bat mitzvah. I'm sure that a lot of people will show up? It will be a great event!

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

I hope you had a great time today!
It's great that you made so many new works, they are beautiful!
Animal masks? That sounds interesting. Will you put up some pictures of the show?

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Eyed Night Owl

Marisol, eres tan talentosa! La pintura " I entered the saltwater ..." es maravilhosa!
You must be at the gallery right now. I'm sending all my positive thinking to you!
Best wishes!!!
Tell us everything tomorrow!

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilian


April 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi pumpkin pie

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