Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
Cuba + Puerto Rico | Invitación a Volar

Solo exhibition by Miami-born Cuban@ / Brasileir@ artist Ian Deleón. This is a residency-based exhibit that will feature a dynamic open studio setup, new site specific pieces created for LA GALERÍA, intimate performance/screening events throughout the show's run, as well as several projects engaging the Villa Victoria community beyond the walls of the gallery space. Deleón looks at historical and present day moments of Caribbean "hyper-coloniality"
within popular culture, mass media, and consumer products, transforming these instances into a sculptural and performative language that uses symbolic markers to focus our attention and awareness on our own complicity in the furthering of these destructive narratives. More importantly, this exhibition will highlight the many creative, often dangerous, ways that pro-independence fighters have sought to wrest their homelands from the internalized/systematic oppression of an increasingly globalized imperial hydra.

On View: May 1 - June 29, 2013
Opening: May 17, 6-9pm
Talk: June 21, 6-9pm

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¡Este Pueblo Tiene Sabor!
Ian Deleón 2013

LA GALERÍA 85 W Newton St. Boston MA (617) 927-1742