Frida Kahlo has always been one of my personal favorite artists whose works are recognizable in a mere glance. In May of 2019, I had the pleasure of attending what was then billed as the “largest Frida Kahlo exhibit in 10 years” at the Brooklyn Museum with my wife and a group of a dozen friends. I simply did not want to leave and went back twice on my own!
Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican painter known for her portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Her folk-art style routinely explored questions of identity, gender, class and race in Mexican society. Her works often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. Described as a surrealist, Kahlo is known for painting about her experience of chronic pain as a result of a bus accident which left her bed ridden for the better part of two years. One of my favorite quotes of hers became my go-to mantra to summon up resilience when I find myself against insurmountable obstacles or pain; “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
BestrentNJ.com Woodbridge residents at Fox Hill Run, Forest View, Evergreen East, Evergreen Forest and Cloverleaf Gardens will find inspiration at their desktops on January 6 @7pm when the Woodbridge Public Library presents”MEET THE ARTIST: FRIDA KAHLO” a virtual program that will examine, discover, and discuss the life of this fearless, iconic Mexican painter.
Registration is required. You can register by clicking here at https://bit.ly/3ot6SFR or call 732-634-4450. This event is free and open to all and will take place virtually over Zoom. On the day before the program you will be sent the Zoom meeting information by email.
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