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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 · 5 Comments

Ana Serrano’s amazing, mind-blowing, kaleidoscopic work in Salon of Beauty at Rice Gallery.

Ana Serrano is a first generation Mexican American born in Los Angeles, California in 1983. Her work bears reference to those in low socioeconomic positions, with particular interest in the customs and beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies present within this segment of society.

Serrano saw the title, Salon of Beauty, hand-painted on the side of a small beauty salon. She was struck by the phrase’s slightly awkward, yet poetic quality. Later she realized it was a literal translation of the Spanish phrase, Salón De Belleza, which normally would be translated into English as “Beauty Salon.”  Rice Gallery 





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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jo // Nov 9, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Fabulous, love it. x

  • 2 size too small // Nov 9, 2011 at 5:02 am

    geez- people are talented.

  • 3 Kate // Nov 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    i know! mind-boggling!

  • 4 Margot // Nov 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    What the eff. This just pisses me off it’s so good.

  • 5 Kate // Nov 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    haha. pretty incredible. her work was on the cover of juxtapoz a while back.

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