Mindy Solomon is pleased to present the inaugural solo exhibition of artist Daniela Gomez Paz. Utilizing various kinds of organic and synthetic fibers and objects, Daniela Gomez Paz crafts intersections between weaving, drawing, painting, assemblage, and sculpture. Born in Cali, Colombia, she immigrated to Queens, New York. Melding her cultural heritage with her status as a new immigrant, her current work is an exploration of issues facing women in contemporary society.
Gomez-Paz writes: “This tesadura processes the color red and its difficulties in relation to my own femininity. Threading the personal situates me on social grounds as I confront and reflect on social constructions inflicted on women. I process red through the body as it thinks through its difficulties within familial and epistemological structures of power. The private household is a site of feminine violence, where socially constructed ideas of what it means to be feminine and divisions of gender show up and reproduce. By gathering objects of intimacy from inside and outside the home, this tesadura reflects on the economy of feminine consumption and weaves through the tensions between public and private space. These objects are cues that question prescriptive ideas of femininity.
La tesadura re-interprets and re-imagines red.
It takes its sensitivity and shakes it up. Through the pouring of resin, coiling of color, stitching and weaving of objects, it feels red’s troubles, questions what is at risk, griefs what is lost and re-builds its own muscle in search of a new autonomy.
halts, flows, remembers,
corre en su corriente
para incomodidar con sus pensamientos.”
Central to the exhibition is a totemic red weaving entitled red as, rojo al sentir, 2023 comprised of natural and synthetic fibers, flowers, soil, found objects, adornments, paint and adhesives. The work spans 18.7 feet by 9.7 feet by 3.5 feet. Creating a metaphorical beating heart, the additional elements in the show provide a dialog that both supports the large piece, such as Drawing of red, 2023, framed sketches and text and Red poem, 2023, as well as additional works that showcase her considerable textile prowess. The gestalt of this presentation is an all-encompassing look into the inner workings of a young earnest artist navigating the complexities of an ever changing culturally diverse society.
About Daniela Gomez Paz
Utilizing various kinds of organic and synthetic fibers and objects, Daniela Gómez Paz crafts intersections between weaving, drawing, painting, assemblage, and sculpture. Born in Cali, Colombia, she immigrated to Queens, New York. Her pursued path in the arts and background in pedagogy led her to facilitate a wide range of programs with children, youth, seniors and families in schools, museums, and community centers.
She acquired a Double Degree: BFA [Printmaking/Painting] & BA [Art History] from SUNY Purchase School of Art and Design and a MAT [Masters in Art Teaching] from Queens College. Recently, she graduated with an MFA from Yale School of Art and is a lecturer at SUNY Purchase.