caribBEING Prospect Park: Art Installation: Gallery
Sunday, June 23, 2019
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
This event repeats every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 6/1/2019 and 6/30/2019.
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Caribbean-American artists Devin Osorio and Tania L. Balan-Gaubert's Gallery transforms the Lefferts Historic House front porch into a Caribbean veranda with a multimedia installation featuring Osorio's tropical-patterned Dracaena Cane Coil Curtain, comprised of hanging coiled balls, and Balan-Gaubert's salvaged furniture sculptures, Somewhere in the Unfinished. Says Osorio: "I am referencing the plants and types of objects that my grandmother decorated her own patio at her home in the Dominican Republic. This was my favorite place to be when I visited, and I want to bring that same joy and sense of island summer ease to Lefferts Historic House." Says Balan-Gaubert: "Chairs placed in front of homes in a way that suggests continued use are evocative of the lives inside who come outdoors to enjoy the weather or be in the company of others, and can be visual representations of a city… Stoop life… porch sitting… block parties and barbecues signal the aesthetics of community."
caribBeing Prospect Park
Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Prospect Park all month long with caribBEING and Prospect Park Alliance. Brooklyn's Backyard will be home to a month of workshops, art installations, and other special events. Enjoy Caribbean art, music, dance, food, wellness and much more during this cultural celebration for Brooklynites of all ages. All participating artists and vendors are based in Brooklyn, and hail from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Panama, Barbados, Dominican Republic, and Guyana.
caribBEING Prospect Park is presented in part by the Kings Theatre.
Caribopolitan illustration by the artist Andrea Pippins for Caribbeing.