Nuestrxs Putxs at Human Resources

Artists: Isabelle Albuquerque, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger

Exhibition title: Nuestrxs Putxs

Curated by: Nika Chilewich, Sara Lent Frier, Anita Herrera

Venue: Human Resources, Los Angeles, US

Date: July 17 – August 21, 2021

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Human Resources, Los Angeles

Note: Press release is available here

Together we made the blessed descent:

Our bodies knew the way to the waiting ruin. Our bodies knew the sound of metallic breath. Our bodies knew the taste of ashen thirst. We gave ourselves up to the sanctuary, and we entered.

Our parents greeted us as wolves, Coaotlique’s sentinels laden with talismans from beyond the borderlands. Trembling, we emptied our pockets into theirs.

A spotlight haloed the icon in enraptured repose. Dressed in black locustwood, Lupa Lupx wore the rings of their years. They gave drink to their children: their cubs.  Their sex was lovely with ornaments, their lips like lilies. Their name was oil poured out. Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful!

And the great wings opened before us.  Fire licked the limbs of a metal beast in the garden of final delights. Revelers mounted its gaping shafts. Elemental emissions breached the pistons.

Its rage was a rave. Our bodies knew the way to them: to times that come to ends.

The great machine exhaled, and blistered pearls.

We knelt at the altar and offered blooms. In return, its surface smiled; its mouth spread wide to show us where the great volcano slept!  Threads grew from its belly and sewed blossoms tenfold over its expanse. The revelers rolled in carnal vegetation. Their fury was water poured out.

We joined in their wild ablutions. We drank up the waters and became its carriers. And to this day we pour it out. Thus do we consecrate this sanctuary.

So welcome, todxs, ye who enter here: our pilgrims, our siblings, our whores. Heed nothing but the motto on your altar’s wings: A la verga todo. It is written: fuck everything.

Nuestrxs Putxs is organized by LAR Arts and curated by Nika Chilewich and Sara Lent Frier. The Nuestrxs Putxs Sacred Rose Mercado is curated by Anita Herrera. Lorena Vega designed the exhibition’s graphic identity. Jason Tyler Burns is the exhibition designer and Gerardo Delgado is the exhibition coordinator.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to support from kurimanzutto, Nicodim Gallery, and Reena Spaulings Gallery. Generous support has been provided by Botanica Fine Art, Tracy O’Brien and Thaddeus J. Stauber, David and Deborah Chilewich, Ruchika Garga, and Galerie Barbara Weiss. Additional support has been provided by Barbara and Edward Goldberg, Hannah Howe, and Pamela Robinson

We would like to extend a special thanks to Karla Aguíñiga, Maria Guadalupe and Rudolph Aguíñiga, Hussam Azzam, Samantha Blake Goodman, Jacqueline Bao, Chris Blue, Connie Butler, Norma Alicia Castelazo, Connie Chang, Adalberto Charvel, David and Deborah Chilewich, Sandy Chilewich, Chelsea Culprit, Jim Fetterly, Benjamin Lee Richie Handler, Kaya and Tracy Hanson, Jesse Jaramillo, Raffi Lehrer, Janet Lent and Ethan Lipton, Joshua Lipton, Samuel Luterbacher, Machine, Mapamota, Lukas Mitchell, Sally Montes, Xóchitl Morales, Mills Morán, Tara Morris, Niki Nakazawa, Mihai Nicodim, Adam Peña, Haley Penn, Veridiana Pontes, Dom Prout, Jason Pugh, Revolver Galería, Sam Richardson, Tan Uranga, Peter Valenti, Luna Vicini, Chloé Wilcox, and Bennett Williams, without whom this exhibition would not have been possible.

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Nuestrxs Putxs, 2021, exhibition view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Hije de Sanchez y Kane, 2021, Steel (legs), foam (legs), chrome-plated fiberglass (head), faux leather (pants), silver and pot-metal (spurs), lambskin (coat), concert stubs, ID cards, Mexican pesos and US Dollars, Polly Pocket toy, 33.86 x 27.56 x 52.36 in each (86 x 70 x 133 cm each)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Times Come to an End, 2021, Seven-panel polyptych, oil on canvas with embroidery and door hinges. Middle panel: 78.74 x 78.74 in. (200 cm x 200 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 59 in. (150 cm x 150 cm). 2 x panels: 59 x 39.37 in. (150 cm x 100 cm). 2 x panels: 39.37 x 19.68 in (100 cm x 50 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, El Llanto en Llamas, 2021, Oil on canvas with embroidery, 11 ¾ x 15 ¾ (30 x 40 cm

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Artist Edition Pendant, Porcelain, freshwater pearl, 24k gold, and sterling silver bezel, 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 in (6 x 6 x 6 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Artist Edition Pendant, Porcelain, freshwater pearl, 24k gold, and sterling silver bezel, 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 in (6 x 6 x 6 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Artist Edition Pendant, Porcelain, freshwater pearl, 24k gold, and sterling silver bezel, 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 in (6 x 6 x 6 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Artist Edition Pendant, Porcelain, freshwater pearl, 24k gold, and sterling silver bezel, 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 in (6 x 6 x 6 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Artist Edition Pendant, Porcelain, freshwater pearl, 24k gold, and sterling silver bezel, 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 in (6 x 6 x 6 cm)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Artist Edition Pendant, Porcelain, freshwater pearl, 24k gold, and sterling silver bezel, 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.36 in (6 x 6 x 6 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Isabelle Albuquerque, Orgy For Ten People In One Body: 7, 2021, Black Locust wood, Teddy bears, and gold wedding ring, 58 x 23 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 203.2 cm)

Jesse Jaramillo aka Pinche Kid, Taking Our Power Back Through the Red Rose, 2021, Free hand acrylic wall painting

Jesse Jaramillo aka Pinche Kid, Taking Our Power Back Through the Red Rose, 2021, Free hand acrylic wall painting

Sacred Rose Mercado, 2021. Installation view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Sacred Rose Mercado, 2021. Installation view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Sacred Rose Mercado, 2021. Installation view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Sacred Rose Mercado, 2021. Installation view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Sacred Rose Mercado, 2021. Installation view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Sacred Rose Mercado, 2021. Installation view, Human Resources, Los Angeles

Sacred Rose Mercado, 2021. Installation view, Human Resources, Los Angeles