RECEPTION FOR A CONTEMPORARY MADONNA COUNTERPOINT: MEXICO & PUERTO RICO
Friday, January 31, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
• Artist talk 6:30PM • Musical performance by Daniel de Jesús at 7:30PM
The exhibition is on view through April 12
The exhibition brings together two artists who use sacred female images from Latin America in their work. Tlisza Jaurique blends topography, sculpture, painting, and dimension in a conceptual challenge to perceptions and understanding. Her work reflects, both literally and figuratively, the changes and continuations in ancestral and contemporary culture through the use of glitter and mirrors. The evolving icon of the Madonna inspires musician and artist, Daniel de Jesús. Fusing Puerto Rican colonial art influences with decorative painting and haute couture, his reinterpretations of the Madonna image represent the beginning of an ongoing journey.
To learn more, go to the exhibition website here.
The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of:
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Known as El Corazón Cultural del Barrio, The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia, Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller) catalyzes community development and builds bridges between the local community, the region and the Puerto Rican and Latino Diasporas. For almost four decades, we have been elevating and preserving Puerto Rican and Latino culture through arts and cultural programs, including art education for all ages, socially-conscious art exhibitions, the Philadelphia region’s only bilingual bookstore of its kind, and a range of engaging musical events, theater performances, festivals, lectures,book readings, and much more. Guided by our conviction that arts and culture have the ability to empower positive community change, Taller has grown from a small graphics workshop into a contemporary, multifaceted arts organization that touches the lives of over 100,000 people each year.