Héctor Rafael has created this exhibition titled Transmutación Colectiva (Collective Transmutation in English) to question what is male in the human body. He does this through oil paintings reminiscent of old masters but with a contemporary twist and message. What does it mean to be a man? Do virility and the social construct of boys not crying, for example, make a man? From Héctor’s work you can see he argues no and shows us how gender, as we know it, is changing with energetic and compelling pieces that can make you think about the very question ‘What is man?’
Transmutación Colectiva will run from May 30th to August 23rd. Entrance is free for all the come and is located at the PRAA on N. Elbridge Avenue. It is open to the public from the hours of 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday but closed on the weekends.