April 29 – September 23, 2018
Seductive and mysterious, the characters in Selina Román’s photographs offer an intimate, yet unsettling glimpse into a transient world full of the colors and glittering textures of vintage Florida. Selina Román: A Liminal State explores the quickly vanishing glamour of old Florida and the temporary feeling of the artist’s native state. Román’s voyeuristic approach allows her models to experiment with props and costumes, who are often transformed into faceless alter egos. Featuring her Florida motel room series, Please Disturb, the exhibition includes some of Román’s props to immerse the visitor in her experiences and photographs from a collaboration she did with members of the LRMA community in July 2017.
Born in Florida in 1978, Román trained as a print journalist and spent five years in Miami at an international security and investigations firm. She immersed herself in Miami’s fashion industry where she shot fashion campaigns for a local designer and honed her personal photographic style that mixed elements of fashion and reportage. Román received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2013. Her work, which questions ideas of perception, power, protection and femininity, is in numerous private collections.