Artist Talk: Olas Caribeñas/Caribbean Waves
March 18 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us on Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 PM, for an afternoon with the exhibiting artists of Olas Caribeñas/Caribbean Waves, the Art Center’s interdisciplinary initiative exploring the visual art and folklife traditions of the Caribbean diaspora in New Jersey. We’ll tour the Art Center’s galleries, hear from the artists, and engage in a Q&A session with visitors.
In the Main Gallery, we will hear from Jairo Alfonso about his exhibition Objectscapes. Alfonso is a Cuban-born artist who has been living and working in New Jersey for nearly a decade. This exhibition is a survey of artworks created in the last 10 years that are all similarly concerned with the cultural and societal meanings of everyday objects.
In The Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Gallery, we will hear from Los Herederos, a media arts non-profit organization, who is showcasing The Sonicycle, a mobile audio-visual unit that engages communities in sharing stories, music, and cultural traditions. This interactive digital caravan is fully outfitted with a DJ turntable, speakers, audio players, a projector, and recording equipment.
Finally, we’ll hear from figurative painter Kevin Darmanie, whose painting Jack & Jill is on display in the Art Center’s Stair-gazing gallery. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Darmanie utilizes photographs of himself and his friends to create his portraiture, referencing elements of his own life and shared experiences to inform clean narrative works which explore complex relationships between image, object, gaze, and landscape.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.