Opening Reception: Retropical

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Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “RETROPICAL: Superstitions of the Other.”


The opening reception for “RETROPICAL” is Thursday, March 20, from 6pm – 9pm during Gallery Night Providence. The exhibition will be on display from Thursday, March 13 until Sunday, April 20, 2014. The closing reception is Thursday, April 17, from 6PM – 9PM. This is Vázquez Rodríguez’s first solo exhibition at Yellow Peril Gallery.

From an autobiographical point of view, “RETROPICAL” explores the subaltern identity of a Caribbean native living in New England.

“The visual composites on view are made up of imagery from the places I call home, where one reality is inserted into another using photographs, moving images and drawings,” notes Vázquez. “Tropical scenery cuts into the New England bleakness and the use of color and black and white imagery sets in motion a rhythm that reveals the intermediate spaces that come out of this latitudinal relationship. This third space is further explored through the invocation of colonial iconography, as well as an investigation into the notion of Otherness as it relates to popular references of the extra-terrestrial.”

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