The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University presents ‘The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads’

By ARC Magazine Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates
 

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia presents ‘The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads’, featuring work by 16 artists with projects based in several different nations and communities neighboring the Caribbean Sea. The exhibition brings together images that document, interrogate, challenge, and otherwise engage the meaning of place in an area with a rich history as a target of exploration and conquest, voluntary and forced migration, trade, travel, and tourism. Responding variously to cultural, historical, mythological, and personal aspects the region, artists initiate dialogues about how events of the past inform contemporary experience in a continually shifting and evolving environment.

‘The Expanded Caribbean’ runs from September 19 – December 10, 2017, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 28 from 5-7pm.

Kara Springer, Repositioned Objects, Untitled, St. Philip, Barbados, 2014. Courtesy the artist.

Kara Springer, Repositioned Objects, Untitled, St. Philip, Barbados, 2014. Courtesy the artist.

The exhibition is accompanied by a quality print and electronic catalog that includes images of all works as well as contextual scholarly essays by Dr. Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology at Drexel University, and Dr. Susanna W. Gold, Curator.

Featuring works by: 

Byron Wolfe, William Earle Williams, Ron Tarver, Kara Springer, Ivette Spradlin, Sheena Rose, Erika P Rodríguez, Tony Rocco, Karyn Olivier, Conrad Louis-Charles, Matt Levitch, O’Neil Lawrence, Adrián Fernández, John E. Dowell, Jr., Vincent Dixon and Susan S. Bank.

Read this announcement on the Drexel University website here.

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