felicia gabaldon >>> april - june 2017
"Iconic Visions" are a series of paintings that manifest a nostalgic illustration of the
natural beauty of the American southwest; while also re-examining it. These paintings
begin to narrate Felicia's story of her identity as an American Indian of the Choctaw
tribe with Spanish heritage. She is influenced by the desert landscape from basic
stereotypes and the formulaic constructs of typical representations of the region to
utopian visions and romanticized beliefs. Her paintings represent a distant reverence to
self discovery, culture, and history.
Felicia’s work draws from the imagination both a mythical and mystic part of human
experience in the natural world. Her work being experienced through a cultural, iconic,
and folkloric content expresses the wonders of nature realized through symbols and
tradition. Felicia hopes to suggest that the production of space and human experience
influence the formation of individual and communal systems of belief.
Felicia is from Santa Fe, NM. She currently resides in Oakland, CA and is a resident
artist at Faultline Artspace in Oakland, CA.
Gabaldon's work can be view at www.feliciagabaldon.com
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