Dishwater Holds No Images
Troy Montes Michie
Feb24Apr242022

In his second solo show Dishwater Holds No Images at Company Gallery, Troy Montes Michie builds on his interventionist collage practice with a series of work that weaves in the subcultural figure of ‘La Pachuca.’ This body of work is a development of the artist’s investigation into the ‘zoot suit’ -- a countercultural fashion statement from the 1930s that can be traced to swing musician Cab Calloway and the jazz scenes of Harlem, but was adopted by Chicanos and even sampled by the Japanese Americans incarcerated in U.S. internment camps of the 1940s. In a marked turn to the feminine, Montes Michie locates the subversive expression against gender norms in the zoot suit’s characteristically draped and oversized quality among the era’s working class Mexican-American women styled with bouffant hairstyles and dark lipstick.

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Selected Works

Troy Montes Michie

Pareja,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Hung Out To Dry #4,

2021

Troy Montes Michie

Versatility,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Ramona (La Pachuca),

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Nada Se Mueve, Como Yo,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Sometimes I Only See the Other River on your Face,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Hung Out to Dry #6,

2021

Troy Montes Michie

Hung Out To Dry #7,

2021

Troy Montes Michie

Was the Beautiful Woman in the Mirror of the Water You or Me?,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Hung Out To Dry #5,

2021

Troy Montes Michie

Jitterbugs,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Lisas,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Lisa y Corbatas,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Camisetas y Chonies,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Drapes,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Amanecer o Atardecer,

2022

Troy Montes Michie

Eye Was Bowl of Blood,

2021

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Mar 21 2022

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