Borinquen Gallo: Like a Jungle Orchid for a Lovestruck Bee at Burning in Water

 

 

All images via Burning in Water

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. ┬áMuch 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!