TEARING SILK: RASGANDO SEDA
May 23rd through June 18th
Reception • Saturday, May 28 (1pm – 5pm)
Tearing silk is an exhibition of recent silkscreens that approaches contemporary Latino portraits as well as Pre-Columbian icons through the lingua franca of American Pop visual pop.
Miguel Trelles is a painter with a studio presence in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His on going Chino-Latino painting series addresses Caribbean and Latino subjects through Chinese references.
Trelles work has been exhibited extensively in New York, Hartford, New Haven and San Juan. His paintings have traveled to Miami, Havana, Santo Domingo, Tegucigalpa, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Paris.
Our reception will feature music from the incredible BlackFire Moses and the Full EffectEpicstra with Rich McGhee III on Sax and Flute, Asaad Jackson on trumpet and percussion, Brandon Rosetta on keyboard and MargauxModimo on vocals.
Richard McGhee III is a composer/multi-reed instrumentalist. His approach to music is “grassroots” composition. In keeping with the Bolden and Ellington Schools of composition his work reflects two major components: (1) Works composed with and for specific performers and, (2) Works which have been inspired by the “human condition” in the United States and the African Diaspora.
McGhee’s work is a culmination of 20 years of musical study, practice, listening and observation. It “bubbled up” out of his psyche. McGhee hopes his music will break ground vibrationally, by providing residents of the planet with an alternative vibration – a positive vibration – motivating them to think and experience things in different ways. He defines his music as the antithesis to the music that is driven for purely economic reasons.