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Borinquen Gallo

Plan B

VOLTA, New York

6-9 March, 2019

Installation view, 'Borinquen Gallo: Plan B (VOLTA), New York', 2019

Installation view, 'Borinquen Gallo: Plan B (VOLTA), New York', 2019.

Installation view, 'Borinquen Gallo: Plan B (VOLTA), New York', 2019

Installation view, 'Borinquen Gallo: Plan B (VOLTA), New York', 2019.

Press Release

Burning in Water is pleased to feature a solo presentation of recent work by gallery artist Borinquen Gallo. The exhibition will feature two large-scale wall works and a series of sculptures fashioned from intricately reconstituted street materials such as yellow and red “caution” tape, construction tarps, garbage bags, discarded hub-caps and debris netting.

 

By deliberately restricting herself to the use of disposable materials intrinsic to urban settings, Gallo elaborates complex tensions between the ephemeral and the enduring; the disposable and the sacred; creation and decay. Although the ubiquity of plastic and industrial materials in Gallo’s work inevitably raises issues related to consumerism and environmentalism, she aims for a radical shift in perspective rather than didacticism or oversimplification. Across a broad range of considerations — material, formal, psychologically intimate and social —Gallo aims “to modulate between the familiar and the surprising” so as to fundamentally disrupt viewers’ assumptions regarding what is valuable.‚Äč

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