Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond at Taller Boricua Gallery, East Harlem



Moving into Women’s History Month, Taller Boricua Gallery invited 25 women artists to create art about present conditions of ‘Disillusionment.’  “Addressing issues of deception, falseness, unfaithfulness, betrayal and treachery ~ with reference to wearing, inhabiting, being veiled, clothed, draped, revealed, exposed or wrapped in disillusion” and they created the exhibit, Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond.

Taller Boricua Gallery describes the exhibit as “artwork that emerged from these varied artists ranges from ‘me too’ narratives, to hurricane reflections, political annotations, and historical texts. The media and methods used are equally diverse and eclectic, including welded woven steel, found assemblage, paper collage, sewn materials and ephemeral body casts.” “The Theme DISILLUSIONMENT emerged as artists Robin Holder, and Marina Gutierrez compared artworks done a decade earlier — two wedding gowns revealing counter-narratives of disenchantment. The development of DISILLUSIONMENT as an exhibit included an in-depth discussion with Robin Holder, Marina Gutierrez, Nitza Tufino and Rafaela Ronnie Billini, invited Exhibit Coordinator. The themes in these works have particular resonance to the current state of our society in flux. Taller Boricua is proud to present DISILLUSIONMENT as part of Women’s History Month”.”

The exhibit, Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond, will be on view from March 9 through March 31, 2018 at Taller Boricua Gallery, 1680 Lexington Avenue at 106th Street in East Harlem. Opening Reception to be held on March 9th from 6-9pm.

Save the Date for Artist Panel Discussion one Sunday, March 25th from 2-4pm.  Link to each of the participating artists below.