The interlaced silver and gold ribbon Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo uses to create her wearable art series
hint of the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro State, where Patricia grew up.
A place where strands of wealth and poverty, ethics and violence,
culture and corruption are constantly intertwining.
Upon moving to Cork City she has been creating a group of drawings, deepening her exploration
on cross-cultural identity, empowerment and femininity- subjects which are a constant in her work.
The drawings series has been influenced by her partner's research
on the afro-Brazilian orixas. Marcelo Archanjo, PhD in Cultural Anthropology, studies these
deities or divinities, which are such a great part of Brazilian culture.
Patricia's representations portray them as ancient (or maybe futuristic?)
heroes and sages, inhabitants of the urban landscapes, full of magic as well
as power and a profound sense of self-worth, of dignity.
At Art in the Park, The Lord Mayor's Pavilion,
Fitzgerald Park, Cork City. September 6th - 30th
September 21st - Culture Night event: Meet the Artist with P Gurgel-Segrillo 4pm - 7pm.
gurgel | 4:24am, Sep 07