“Arte Urbano | Puerto Rico | Urban Art” photographs by Pablo Delano at Taller Boricua Gallery

View of the exhibition / photo courtesy Pablo Delano 

PRAN - The visual arts in Puerto Rico have a rich history of social engagement as well as connections to graphic arts movements throughout Latin America and the globe. The island’s current dynamic urban art scene has garnered attention from art critics, magazines and newspapers because of its quality and scope. From complex graffiti to sophisticated murals on a range of themes, painted walls produced by local as well as international artists can be found throughout the cities and towns of the island. Some of these murals are the result of urban art festivals, such as Santurce es Ley. The photographs in this exhibition, taken between 2013 and 2016, begin to document this phenomenon, centered around the Santurce district of the city of San Juan but also include work from other towns. The Arte Urbano exhibit at the Taller Boricua is comprised of 45 archival-pigmented prints of 16 x 24-inch photographs in 24 x 36-inch frames. Curated by NitzaTufiño.

Artist Panel Discussion on Saturday, June 16, 2-4pm.

View of the exhibition / photo courtesy Pablo Delano 

Pablo Delano was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Exhibitions of Pablo Delano’s photographs have been held in galleries and museums throughout the USA, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean. He has published several books of photography including In Trinidad (Ian Randle, 2008). Delano is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College, Hartford CT and Co-Director of the Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College.

Photographs by Pablo Delano will be on display until the next July 13, 2018 at Taller Boricua Gallery, 1680 Lexington Avenue at 106th Street.

View of the exhibition / photo courtesy Pablo Delano 

This exhibit is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It is also supported in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Consejo Gráfico, and the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc.

More info to follow at www.tallerboricua.org