Foto Relevance is thrilled to announce Lou Peralta for Disassemble, marking the Mexico City-based artist’s first ever solo exhibition in the United States. Featuring over thirty of Peralta’s constructed photo-based portraits, Disassemble will showcase the artist’s mastery of melding traditional studio portraiture with craft techniques. The show will run from September 13th through November 8th, with an opening reception at Foto Relevance on September 13th from 6 to 8 pm.
Expanding upon her legacy as a fourth-generation member of a family of portrait photographers, Peralta’s works incorporate tactile materials selected in honor of her subjects’ respective cultural heritages. Drawn from nine states across Mexico, the materials range in significance from the historical to the colloquial, and are woven and embedded into Peralta’s photographic prints, giving unique, sculptural dimensions to the constructed portraits. [Organizer's description]