Exhibition Dates: December 3 – January 15, 2011
Opening: Friday, December 3, 2010 6-9pm
Curated by Marcos Dimas and Christine Licata

Taller Boricua presents “See What I Mean,” a group exhibition featuring: Anibal Arroyo, Nicky Enright, Sandra María Esteves, Nicholas Fraser, Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja," Soraya Marcano, Joetta Maue, Elsa María Meléndez, Jesus Papoleto Meléndez, Antonio “Titanium” Montalvo, Christian “XIAN” Montalvo, Urayoán Noel, Ronny Quevedo, David Quiles, Wilson Ramos Jr., Oliver Rios, Karen Shaw and Seldon Yuan.

Bringing together visual artists and Nuyorican poets, the exhibition explores the elastic nature of verbal and visual language. Relationships between how we see and the way we describe the world around us are malleable and intrinsically connected. Within this discourse, the ongoing contributions and legacy of the Nuyorican poets offer important insight. (Re)inventors of the vernacular, they continually encompass other art mediums and expand the boundaries between that which is seen, said and experienced in culture.

Together with visual artists whose work also exists in a realm between expression and perception, the exhibition provokes an expansive dialogue on familiar socio-political realities and constructs of everyday life such as: identity, economics, interpersonal relationships, public media and government practices. Incorporating multimedia installations drawing, collage, found objects as well as digital and traditional printmaking, “See What I Mean” offers a look beyond the surface of words and images to reveal deeper understandings.

Taller Boricua Galleries 1680 Lexington Avenue, NYC, N.Y. 10029


En la fotografía, un grupo de estudiantes miraba a la cámara, eran parte de la clase graduada en 1983. Se veían felices y amorosos. Poco a poco descubrí sus paraderos; algunos habían dejado la isla. Esa fotografía dice tanto acerca de quienes eramos, donde estabamos y que haciamos, pero no puede revelar a donde fuimos luego.


island . continent

From Depopulation,
to Repopulation,
to Mass Migration:

Images of Mobility

This presentation investigates aesthetics and iconography within the context of the history of repopulation and depopulation of the island and the experience of massive displacement and dislocation. It, also explores images and artistic practices emerging from migratory experiences between the island and New York City, as well as from the dissolution of community and the reconstruction of culture in the floating societies.

2010 SECAC/MACAA Conference