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Frances Gallardo: Meteorology

January 18, 2014 - March 2, 2014

Exhibition Dates: January 18th-March 2nd, 2014

Opening & Performance: Saturday, January 18th, 2-4pm.

Reception: Thursday, February 13th, 6-8pm; Curator Talk at 7pm

Curator: Laura Roulet

The deceptive beauty of Frances Gallardo’s cut-paper hurricane series belies the urgent underlying theme of climate change, which is a particular threat for her native island of Puerto Rico in the Tropics. Gallardo’s work combines exquisitely crafted cut-paper installations with conceptual performance art. Delving beneath the surface, paper serves as a metaphor for human skin and vulnerability. Based on satellite imagery appropriated from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website, Meteorology includes large-scale cut-paper installations and sculpture. The public opening on Saturday, January 18 will include a site-responsive performance by the artist.


January 18, 2014
March 2, 2014


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