With "FolkloRican," renowned multi-media artist Pepe Villegas presents a 10-piece collection of oil paintings that delve into an intriguing archive of personal and cultural memories referencing his Puerto Rican upbringing. Ranging from striking representational and semi-representational portraiture to abstract and symbolism-rich canvases,t his highly evocative and criollista sampling is deeply rooted in cultural pride, introspective contemplation, and national nostalgia.
"FolkloRican" commemorates Latino Heritage Month at New York University and is co-presented by NYU Wagner, the Latino Studies Program, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and NYU Steinhardt.
Gallery Space at Wagner, Puck Building
295 Lafayette St. (corner of Houston), 2nd Floor, New York, New York
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm (opening reception, featuring live music by percussionist Carson Moody).
RSVP is required.
Show runs through January 31, 2011
Part of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, the Gallery Space at Wagner will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 3. For more information such as hours and directions, please contact Frankie Crescioni-Santoni at 212.998.7400.