Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Decoding the Purity of an Icon

March 22nd, 2018 - May 14th, 2018
Opening Reception March 22 at 6:00 PM

901 Convention Center Boulevard
Suite 118
New Orleans, LA

Join us for paintings and installations by Mexican artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies this March.

The Webster’s dictionary defines purity as “being free from or unmixed with any other matter.” Decoding the Purity of an Icon is a series of 10 oil female portrait paintings on canvas and 2 installations thought by Flores-Shinshillas to convey the message of recording an individual’s appearance and personality, using the tradition of iconography for veneration of purity and spirituality beyond the representation of the feminine subject. These works of art have been approached in a contemporary manner, making these portraits much more than pure representation.

Mexico + People
Vicki Mayer
Professor - Communication, Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Curriculum