Fresh Arts presents Las Ultimas Live! opening reception
Las Ultimas Live! is a new installation modeled after a silly-super-hero sitcom satire and aimed to explore the trappings of third wave feminism by Houston artist Stephanie Saint Sanchez. When the future president of the United States, Graciela, stumbles across her mother's old stash of Tiger Beat magazines, she is overcome by a "retrocrush" for Erik Estrada. With the future of the free world at stake, it's up to Las Ultimas, an all-female super squad including Frida Kahlo, La Virgen de Viligante, and Sister Rolla, to save the day.
Las Ultimas converge on young Graciela's bedroom just as she begins to enter the forbidden regions under her blanket, commits La Pecado Pecoso (the hot sin), and is doomed to lead a life of geeky shame. Las Ultimas get more than they bargained for when out of a puff of smoke appears Las Chingonas, a deadly crew comprised of La Puta (the embodiment of unapologetic feminine sexuality), La Serena (a mermaid who is inherently deceptive and cruel), and Aique Too Much (an out of control, pregnant Chola girl), ready to battle for the fate of Graciela's soul.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 15, 2016.