Gallery 2

Diaspora Gallery Invitations 2007

Asser St. Val presents Melanin: Reconstructing Shades of Blackness (2007)
January 4 – February 3, 2007

Melanin: Asser St. Val
Melanin will present St. Val’s new body of abstract figurative paintings that explore the framing of identity through race. This work will be the culmination of St Val’s current residency in Centre d’art de Jacmel. Jacmel, Haiti. St. Valis currently on Artist-in-Residence at Diaspora Vibe with a BFA from New World School of the Arts/ University of Florida. Born in Haiti, St. Val lives in Miami and has participated in residencies and exhibitions in Aruba, Jamaica, Grenada, Haiti and throughout the US. St. Val is a recipient of the South Florida Consortium Grant.

Swati Khurana presents Engendered (2007)
April 14 – May 26 2007
Engendered: Flor Bosco & Swati Khurana
Engendered presents new takes on feminism and gender. Born and living in Leon, Mexico, Flor Bosco explores femininity and gender within Mexican culture through sculpture, collage, and installation. Swati Khurana was born in India and raised in New York where she currently lives and works. Her work mines personal narratives and explores immigrant issues with a focus on gender, popular culture and the seductive promise made by rituals

Jean Chiang presents Step by Step (2007)
Solo Exhibition: Jean Chiang
Jean Chiang will present an interactive installation inspired by Yin and Yang the five elements and the Daoist ritual dance. Chiang is a ceramist, sculptor, painter, printmaker, textile, and installation artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including the 2nd Havana Biennal. Currently researching Chinese migrations in Jamaica. Chiang received a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Parsons School of Design, New York and an MFA in Sculpture from Hunter College, New York.