Calderón is proud to present the Pa’l Patio book which documents the homoymous exhibition on view at the gallery from February – April, 2022. The book is the first Calderón publication and has been printed in a numbered edition of 100. The book includes a written introduction with a quote from the curator, captioned full color images of each artwork in the exhibition, three full-spread images―and features a four-page essay on the exhibition by Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa from the Stanford University Department of Comparative Literature, entitled The Body as an Alter in Space.
The Pa’l Patio exhibition at Calderón, curated by visual artist Tiffany Alfonseca, features the work of seven contemporary artists: José Morbán, Raelis Vasquez, Delvin Lugo, Bony Ramirez, Devin Osorio, Diego Espaillat, and Kenny Rivero. The exhibition is Alfonseca’s second in an ongoing effort to explore the evolving cultural identity of the Dominican and Caribbean diaspora and its members’ connection with the geographic location of their forefathers. Through portraiture and references to history, culture, and politics, the works in the exhibition tell stories that reflect each artist’s unique and sometimes complex connection with the Dominican Republic.
Book publishing is an important part of the Calderón mission to engage with the public to clearly contextualize the artwork shown at the gallery so the diverse New York audience can connect with and understand the work.
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