Leslie Gomez-Gonzalez

I am a multidisciplinary artist that lives and works in Miami, Florida.

Materially, I mainly work with clay, photography and video; sometimes drawing. My practice explores regulatory acts of bodily care, investigating routines as they may coexist as rituals, as expectations, and as they define the way we regard and care for ourselves.. Through utilizing my own body, as a site and a given homeostatic system, I negotiate the problems of contemporary womanhood enmeshed within the patriarchal social order. Considering the gap between the surfaces and productions of my own body (its melanin, stretch marks, menstruation, etc) and the fictionalized ideal woman, I seek to provide another way of regarding our bodies, the histories which shape them, and the care necessitated by them.

Highlighting the parallels that exist between the human body’s cycles to that of the Earth’s is a means of understanding and accepting the body and its regenerative and regulatory resources. Working with and within the domestic realm, I challenge what constitutes an appropriate natural environment, enabling a grounding within the reality of my own life, where I’ve had to learn to cope, connect and grow within the spaces available to me.

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