The Expanded Caribbean:

Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads

September 19 - December 10, 2017

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University

Erika P. Rodríguez
Erika P. Rodríguez

La Respuesta, 2012, The Oldest Colony, archival pigment print, 24"x36"

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Conrad Louis-Charles
Conrad Louis-Charles

Haitian boy selling plantains at the corner market in Dajabón, DR, 2016, archival pigment print, 23"x36"

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Ivette Spradlin
Ivette Spradlin

Rosita's TV, La Habana, Cuba, 2006, archival pigment print, 15.5"x23"

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William Earle Williams
William Earle Williams

Slave Burial Site, Bridgetown, Barbados, 2008, silver gelatin print, 7.5"x7.375"

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Ron Tarver
Ron Tarver

"Prayer to Our Lad of Loreto," 2000, silver gelatin print, 18" x 14.5"

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Sheena Rose
Sheena Rose

"Black Obeah," 2016, mixed media on paper, 24" x 15"

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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.

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PRESS and AWARDS:

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Karyn Olivier
Karyn Olivier

Concrete Block (New Architecture); Wonderwheel Cemetery; Clothes and Concrete Block

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