To My Daughter

When I was a little girl, I had a fantasy about wearing my mother's wedding dress. Hers was the first white gown that represented marriage and happiness to me. As humans we learn traditions from our parents. We learn where in life to place value, and daughters learn from their mothers how to dress. This idea that an outfit can serve as a symbol of motherhood and family is a piece of Mexican artist Julieta Aguinaco's exhibition, To My Daughter, that opens at Cydonia Gallery this weekend. She arranges a clothes rack with dresses from her grandmother, her mother and herself, while 101 photographs of the artist in the dresses line the walls. For Aguinaco, it's not just about the mother daughter dynamic, but about the complex history of her Mexican ancestry. See the exhibition at is opening recpetion from 6 -8 p.m. Friday at Cydonia (167 Payne St.), or thorugh December 27. Admission is free. The gallery is open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday - Sundays. More information at
Fri., Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Nov. 14. Continues through Dec. 27, 2014
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Lauren Smart
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