PAVÓN’S PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL OF QUARANTINE AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS
The Art Museum of the Americas presents Geandy Pavón: Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights, a timely and imaginative photographic exploration of life under quarantine. Initially presented as an online exhibition during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, this long-awaited exhibition is now open for visitors in person at the museum.
A weekend visit to his partner Imara López in the early days of the pandemic turned into an indefinite lockdown in Buffalo, NY that would dramatically change the course of their lives. Anticipating a short visit, Pavón had packed only essential gear. This basic equipment would become the primary medium of expression and provide a challenge for his explorations.
These photographs from quarantine chronicle a journey into topics such as the reinterpretations of known works of art, to religious themes, to Classical mythology. Unfolding historical moments have also threaded their way through the narrative. In addition to the body of photographs in the exhibition, Pavón created process videos to further narrate some of these moments.
Geandy Pavón is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the ills that plague global society. He expresses these observations through paint, photography and video. Pavón’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions such as Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, at The Studio Museum in Harlem and PAMM; The X Files Bienal at El Museo de Barrio; and the Annenberg Space for Photography as part of Pacific Time LA/LA.
Pavón is the recipient of the 2021 Cintas Fellowship and is represented by LnS Gallery in Miami.
Geandy Pavón: Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights
Curated by Dr. Lynette M.F. Bosch
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