Women Through Their Eyes

July 13 - October 9, 2022

Finally You listen To Me, 202218” x 24”Watercolor on Paper

Carlota Gay, M.D. | Women Through Their Eyes

Exhibition Dates | July 13 – October 9, 2022

Artist Talk | July 16th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM | Facebook Event Page

Women Through Their Eyes is a solo exhibition featuring a series of watercolor portraits accompanying a singular acrylic painting on polytab fabric. The collection of female faces represents a diversity of cultures and backgrounds, portraying women from many backgrounds and walks of life in Gay’s signature style. From fantastical imaginations to representations directly inspired by members of the Rochester community, this body of work invokes a gamut of sensations and stories through their evocative faces and oversized eyes.

About the Artist

Argentinian-born artist Carlota Gay studied art at Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Dr. Figueroa Alcorta in Cordoba, Argentina while attending medical school. After graduating with her MD she moved to the United States and she is currently based in Rochester.

During the isolation and confinement of COVID-19, Gay reignited her passion for drawing and watercolor painting, discovering in her creations the power to speak without talking. Her signature style of female portraiture features exaggerated eyes that evoke emotion and depth of expression, while remaining singular and unique. Through them, Gay works to illustrate her belief that we talk with our eyes, even when they are closed.

This activity is made possible through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council in cooperation with a private foundation.

The ROOTED program at Rochester Art Center is open to artists living and working in the eleven counties surrounding Rochester and showcases the most innovative and talented artists from the region. For artists who have received artist grants from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), Rochester Art Center provides gallery space to showcase the art by the grantee. Art Center curatorial staff provides grant application support, studio visits and exhibition space, but does not select the artists, who are chosen by SEMAC jury. ROOTED exemplifies the commitment of Rochester Art Center to be a central hub for art made in Southeastern Minnesota.