Art Exhibition: Pepón Osorio

Repeating Islands

As a follow up to our previous post Art Exhibition: Pepón Osorio at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, here is a description of the exhibition taking place in New York. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm and Mondays by appointment. The exhibit will be on view until October 22, 2011.

Pepón Osorio, known for his multimedia installations that overpower the space they inhabit, will exhibit four new works in his first solo exhibition in New York since 2005. In this exhibition, Osorio’s socially engaged art practice transforms real life stories, weaving together themes of psychological hunger and nourishment within the cultural context of class difference.

Drowned in a Glass of Water (2010), set on a large rotating platform, reconstructs the home environments of two families of contrasting wealth. Implied narratives reveal commonalties that relate to issues of health, violence, and death. In the living room of…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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