“Stories Better Told by Others” at David Klein Gallery @ Hyperallergic
DETROIT — The inaugural issue of Lowrider magazine, published in 1977, features Gloria Garcetti on the cover. She is wearing an embroidered London Fog coat with her back to the viewer (she was pregnant at the time), and she shoots the camera a knowing look over her shoulder.
“She [Garcetti] embodies the radical hope and defiance that have characterized lowriding and this magazine for decades,” said photographer and performance artist Liz Cohen in an email interview with Hyperallergic. Cohen’s most recent body of work, Stories Better Told by Others, focuses specifically on the women of Lowrider, and mourning the 2015 editorial decision to no longer feature models on their covers. For Cohen, this represents a profound loss.
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