Aixa Requena: Antilles Textures

Through January 5, 2001

Aixa Requena's Antilles Textures, an exhibition of photo-based paintings, captures glimpses of the rich tapestry of life on the island of Puerto Rico, weaving together the threads of Spanish, African, American, and indigenous culture and history. Window-like frames in her paintings reveal domestic scenes which are viewed as vignettes. In other works historical events are interwoven with personal imagery. Drawn from a "theater of memory," Requena recreates a sense of place and time. She is a storyteller who weaves tales and allows the viewer to complete the narrative.

 

Lehman College Art Gallery

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