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Taller Boricua
1680 Lexington Avenue, 212-831-4333
Upper East Side
March 20 - May 2, 2009
Reception: Friday, March 20, 6 - 9 PM
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Curated by Fernando Salicrup and Christine Licata

With Guest Curators: Barbara Bullard-Leacock (Al Johnson Art Inc.) and Taina Traverso

The Taller Boricua presents PULSE: a group exhibition of 14 contemporary New York artists of African American and Afro-Caribbean decent whose work pulses with both aesthetic energy and the diverse cultures that flow through them.

Corporeal to conceptual, a single pulse can signify many things from a steadfast heart to the reason for it to keep on beating. It is the inspirational jolt that quickens intellect and brings clarity and innovation. As a vibration of keen perception and insightful perspectives, a pulse is the tangible influences, sentiments and life of a people and a culture.

The artists in PULSE explore these collective dialogues and critical reflections through various mediums: painting, sculpture, mixed-media, installation and video. Provocative on emotional, sensory and socio-political levels, their work gets the blood pumping and the mind buzzing.

Participating artists:

Anton, Robert Daniels, Al Johnson, Lawrence Joyner, Jayson Keeling, Ibn Kendall, Simone Leigh, Shawna Mills, Rashaad Newsome, Nobody, Dionis Ortiz, Diane Pryor Holland, David Shrobe and Saya Woolfalk

Special thanks to Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) for multimedia equipment
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