Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee will open at Burning in Water, with an Opening Reception on September 7 from 6:00-9:00pm. The exhibit is a colorful and creative re-use of a mix of street materials like yellow and red caution tape, blue tarps, garbage bags and even hub caps, to name a few.
September 7 to November 18, 2017
The artist, Borinquen Gallo, is a colorful collage of ethnicities herself, born in Rome from an Italian father and a Puerto Rican mother, with her formative years spent in the Bronx, where she currently lives and maintains her studio. Much of her artwork incorporates extensive and intricate forms of weaving. Gallo describes this process as “both a repetitive and deeply meditative: a sort of physical mantra.”
Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee will be on view at Burning in Water in Chelsea, 317 10th Avenue (28th Street) through November 18, 2017
Take a walk East to Madison Square Park and check out the park’s five new bee houses!