March 9 thru March 31, 2018
Exhibit Coordinator, Rafaela Ronnie Billini
Artist Panel Discussion Sunday March 25, 2-4pm
Taller Boricua Gallery / 1680 Lexington Ave. New York City 10029
“A group of 25 diverse women artists were invited to create art about present conditions of DISILLUSIONMENT, whether personal, global, cultural, political or societal — addressing issues of deception, falseness, unfaithfulness, betrayal and treachery – with reference to wearing, inhabiting, being veiled, clothed, draped, revealed, exposed or wrapped in disillusion.
The artwork that emerged from these varied artists ranges from ‘me too’ narratives, to hurricane reflections, political annotations, and historical texts. The media and methods used are equally diverse and eclectic, including welded woven steel, found assemblage, paper collage, sewn materials and ephemeral body casts.
The Theme DISILLUSIONMENT emerged as artists Robin Holder, and Marina Gutierrez compared artworks done a decade earlier — two wedding gowns revealing counter-narratives of disenchantment. The development of DISILLUSIONMENT as an exhibit included an in-depth discussion with Robin Holder, Marina Gutierrez, Nitza Tufino and Rafaela Ronnie Billini, invited Exhibit Coordinator. The themes in these works have particular resonance to the current state of our society in flux. Taller Boricua is proud to present DISILLUSIONMENT as part of Women’s History Month”.
WOMEN and WORKS
Wednesday, Fridays & Saturdays 12 to 6 pm
Thursdays 1 to 7 pm
All other times by appointment / 212 831-4333 / contact @tallerboricua
This exhibit is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It is also supported in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Consejo Grafico and the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc.