In “15 top-flight gallery shows to see in Philly this fall,” Edith Newhall (for The Inquirer) says that Philadelphia artists are the spotlight of this season’s gallery scene; one of these is “The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads,” on view starting September 19 and ending on December 10 at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University (3401 Filbert Street, URBN Center Annex) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Organized by independent curator Susanna W. Gold, the exhibition explores the meaning of place in the Caribbean. A reception will be held on Thursday, September 28, at 5:00pm.
Featured in this exhibition are topnotch photographers/artists who have captured the essence of an “expanded” Caribbean; among them, artists of Caribbean descent include Adrián Fernández, from Cuba; O’Neil Lawrence, from Jamaica; Conrad Louis-Charles, of Haitian heritage; Karyn Olivier, from Trinidad and Tobago; Erika P Rodríguez, from Puerto Rico; Sheena Rose, from Barbados; Ivette Spradlin, Cuban-American; and Kara Springer, born in Bridgetown, Barbados, with Jamaican and Bajan heritage.
See official description below:
How do events of the past effect contemporary experience in a changing environment?
Our fall show The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads considers this question while exploring the meaning of place in the Caribbean, an area with a rich history as a target of exploration and conquest. Curated by Susanna W. Gold, Ph.D, the exhibition features work by sixteen emerging and established artists with projects based in several different nations and communities neighboring the Caribbean Sea. The Expanded Caribbean brings together images that challenge and engage cultural and historical aspects of the past, present, and future of the Caribbean region.
Featuring the works of: 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.
Don’t forget to save the date! Our opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 28, at 5pm.
[Photo above from Kara Springer’s Repositioned Series #3 “Nassau” in the Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads, at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University.]
For more information, contact (215) 895-2548, http://drexel.edu/pearlsteingallery/ or visit https://inliquid.org/calendar/the-expanded-caribbean-contemporary-photography-at-the-crossroads/2017-09-19/
Sources: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/15-top-flight-gallery-shows-to-see-in-philly-this-fall-20170906.html?photo_2 and https://inliquid.org/calendar/the-expanded-caribbean-contemporary-photography-at-the-crossroads/2017-09-19/