Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights
A Photographic Series by Geandy Pavón
December 1st, 2020 – January 10th, 2021
Community Meeting Room
Very soon after its completion, Pavón was invited to exhibit the series on the digital platform of the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, in Washington DC, accompanied by a music piece composed by his long-time friend and neighbor Paquito D’Rivera, and a sharp academic essay by Lynette Bosch, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Art History, Geneseo. It has also been very favorably reviewed on multiple platforms, from the online magazines Repeating Islands and Rialta, to The Washington Post.
The exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum will be the first time the series is brought to a physical gallery. Opening in the context of Miami Art Week, “Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights…” will coincide with another major show, “Alien Nations 2020” that shares the common theme of alienation in contemporary art, this time through the eyes of nearly two dozen artists. A series of related events to this exhibition will be announced soon.
Geandy Pavón is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the ills that plague global society. His observations into totalitarianism, ideology, iconoclasm, and displays of power that lead to ruin and decay are expressed through painting, photography, interventions, and video. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions such as Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, at The Studio Museum, in Harlem and Perez Art Museum Miami, FL; The X Files Biennial at El Museo del Barrio; and as part of Pacific Time LA/LA at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
In maintaining the safety of our staff and guests, and in the context of current Covid-19 guidelines, rather than a one-time reception where we host a large crowd our Grand Opening will extend all day from Tuesday, December 1st to Saturday, December 5th. Whenever possible, RSVP for different time slots throughout these days on the ‘Visit’ page of our website. Visitors who walk in during Happy Hour (5-6 pm) will be able to enjoy a sip of wine at the Museum!