Chicanita on the Plains: New Works by Blue Face Killer @ Kasum Contemporary


Street and folk artist Jeannette Herrera, known internationally as Blue Face Killer, is keeping her heritage alive 4,000 miles away from its epicenter. Herrera composes visual narratives, alla prima (Wet on wet), which marry her Peruvian heritage with street culture and personal experience. Capitalizing on the memes, patterns and lore of Peruvian folk crafts the artist’s works focus on themes of death, survival, heroism, defiance, love, sex and religion. Jeannette’s paintings communicate directly and unabashedly; often referencing subject matter which could be considered dark or provocative. Over the last two years Jeannette’s compositions have earned the respect of several established art collectors, brokers and dealers; following solo shows in New York and Miami at Art Basil. Such aggressive growth in the Herrera’s career pushed the artist’s recent relocation from Washington D.C. to L.A. where she was featured in several solo shows in the second half of 2014. Presently the young artist has work traveling major museums on a seven city tour throughout the United States with Chicanitas, The Cheech Marin Collection. Jeannette Herrera’s paintings will make their Oklahoma debut this April at Kasum Contemporary Fine Art in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Plaza District.

The gallery will host an a special preview reception for the exhibit, Chicanita on the Plains; New Works by Blue Face Killer, the evening of Tuesday, March 10th from 6:00-9:00 PM. Reception attendees will have the opportunity to view the artist’s work and learn about her creative process. The general opening reception will be held Friday, March 13th from 7:00-11:00 during Live on the Plaza. The exhibit, which is open to the public, will run March 10th through April 5th. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am – 7:30pm, Friday from 11:30am – 8:30pm, Saturday from 11:30am – 7:30pm and Sunday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Kasum Contemporary Fine Art is located at 1706 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 and can be reached by calling 405.604.6602.

Kasum Contemporary Fine Art is a private representing gallery and Oklahoma City's premier contemporary fine art resource. The gallery has been recognized by the readerships of the Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Gazette as Oklahoma City's Best Art Gallery. First established in 2010 as Paseo Originals Art Gallery, the gallery relocated to the Plaza District and re-branded itself Kasum Contemporary Fine Art under the new ownership Tony Morton; the facility's previous director. Focusing on progressive examples of contemporary fine art, the gallery represents established, mid-career and emerging artists of exceptional caliber. The gallery features monthly exhibits, receptions, lectures, demonstrations, pop-up exhibits, special events and seasonal patron events.

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