Visual Arts Program
 

Friday, May 4, 2001 — Friday, June 8, 2001

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
New York State Council on the Arts

PAN AM II: EXORCISING THE EXOTIC

Presented at:
Hallwalls

PAN AM II: EXORCISING THE EXOTIC
PAN AM II: EXORCISING THE EXOTIC
PAN AM II: EXORCISING THE EXOTIC
PAN AM II: EXORCISING THE EXOTIC
PAN AM II: EXORCISING THE EXOTIC

As part of the Buffalo-wide weekend-long commemoration of the centennial of the 1901 Pan American Exposition, Hallwalls is pleased to open a four person exhibition entitled Pan Am II: Exorcising the Exotic; organized in collaboration with El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, featuring: Youssoupha Lo, Mary Teresa Giancoli, Kerry Stuart Coppin, Roberto Pacheco.

One of the major exhibits of the original Pan American Exposition presented various Latin American and African cultures and peoples as exotic entertainment. Pan Am II revisits both Latin America and Africa through work by Bufflo-based Sengalese painter, master dancer and drummer Youssoupha Lo, New York-based photographer Mary Teresa Giancoli, Miami-based photographer Kerry Stuart Coppin and Buffalo-based sculptor Roberto Pacheco.

Youssoupha Lo’s paintings on canvas and glass depict traditions and recall memories from his childhood in the villages in the western region of Senegal. Mary Teresa Giancoli’s photographic series "Mexican Lives, Mexican Rituals" explores the resilience of tradition within the urban environment of New York City. Kerry Stuart Coppin’s photographs, shot in Dakar, Senegal, is part of an ongoing body of work that attempts to connect the experience of North American Blacks to Black community experience in the rest of the New World and the Old World. The organic forms and hard edges of Roberto Pacheco’s sculptures strive to combine formal and conceptual dualities, such as allusions to Latin America’s recent history of military oppressions vs. the grandeur of its ancient cultures, or the capacity for compassion vs. the capacity for destruction.

Pan Am II has been organized in collaboration with El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, which has been called "Buffalo’s only true Pan-american arts organization".
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On view at the Buffalo Art Studio, three solo exhibitions by Sandra Fernandez, Jeff Thompson and Masha Ryskin.


Some publications related to this event:
PAM AM II: EXORCISING THE EXOTIC - 2001
May, 2001. - 2001

 
 
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