Jipsy Castillo, the face of Nefarious Girl, has carved a name for herself into the flesh of Miami's nightlife scene. When the rest of the city was getting down at the club, Castillo was behind the lens to capture it all -- long before the camera became a staple for self-respecting (and self-promoting) party people. Much like the nightlife scene of the city, Jipsy has transformed herself and her work into something beyond Nefarious, while still staying true to her dark elements.
"My nights of clubland in Miami are done.... I think the whole formula for what a great night was has changed.... The art or the culture isn't as gritty as it used to be," Castillo said of moving forward in her stylistic changes.
Presented by the Workshop, Castillo will showcase a unique body of work she has aptly titled "Secluded." Themes of murder, anguish, and loss of self-identity are elegantly translated through photographed images.
Oct. 13-Nov. 30, 7-11 p.m., 2012