The Expanded Caribbean:
Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University
URBN Annex, 3401 Filbert St., Philadelphia
September 19 - December 10, 2017
The Expanded Caribbean features work by sixteen emerging and established 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 and complex 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 of the greater Caribbean, artists initiate dialogues about how events of the past inform contemporary experience in a continually shifting and evolving environment.
to view or purchase the exhibition catalog that includes images of all works as well as contextual scholarly essays by
Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology at Drexel University, and
Susanna W. Gold, Curator.
PRESS and AWARDS:
Edith Newhall, "In Philly Galleries Now: Modern Photos of Caribbean Heritage," Philadelphia Inquirer
artblog, "Our Picks," (October 2017).
PA Partners in the Arts (of the PA Council on the Arts), Project Stream Grant, 2017-18.
Edith Newhall, "15 Top-Flight Gallery Shows to See in Philly This Fall," Philadelphia Inquirer (9/6/17).
InLiquid/Blick Microgrant, 2017.