I had the honor of photographing 'The World of Frida' at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, and it was an emotional and powerful experience.
I have always felt so moved by Frida and her story, seeing an entire gallery inspired by her was like walking in a dream.
There were so many things to see from paintings to portraits, sculptures to jewelry, and even fabrics.
From the Gallery: This summer, Bedford Gallery celebrates of the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain.
The World of Frida weaves juried and invitational shows that reference the artist with a national, traveling photography exhibit titled Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray that makes a stop in Walnut Creek after traveling across North America. Hungarian-born Muray—who met Kahlo in a chance encounter in Mexico in 1931 and became her lover and friend—shot some of the most iconic color and black and white images of the artist that exist.
This exhibition is organized by the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives and is circulated through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.
Artwork included in the juried and invitational exhibitions feature Frida Kahlo as the subject as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, including themes of Frida’s garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more.
The juried exhibition includes nearly 150 artworks selected by jurors Lisa Congdon, fine artist, illustrator and author, and Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX.
The gallery is a must see, especially for kids, it is colorful and meaningful.
And don't leave without visiting the adorable gift area!
I had to get this Frida inspired Rosie pin for my collection.
See the World of Frida now through September 16th!
Walnut Creek, CA