Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

New Work at Cara Romero’s Studio Reception


Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) hosted an exciting reception at her studio on Cerrillos Road on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The new works on view include a six-foot-high portrait of an Indigenized “Wonder Woman” that features a female hero celebrated on a grand scale and commemorated by the dynamic lighting in the image that seems to radiate from her. Lively depictions of Romero’s Chemehuevi relatives, a group of young boys, also energize the space with their iconic and performative poses now saved for reflection in photographic prints. Many intersections come from Romero’s photo-portraits that bring together Native ways of being, pop culture, and collaborative imaginings of self and community.

Michelle J. Lanteri

Cara Romero photography


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