Up, Up and Away…
In spite of the horrendous nor’easter-like weather, the Gallery Night Opening Reception at Yellow Peril Gallery for BORDERLINE, featuring the photography of Rebecca A. Kandel, was a high-energy and engaging event.
Approximately 50 people braved the cold, wet and windy conditions to check out our exhibition of the fence that divides the United States and Mexico as seen through the eyes of those who come into contact with it on a daily basis.
We were chuffed that Rebecca flew into Providence from Los Angeles to attend the opening in person. She mingled with the crowd throughout the night and shared exclusive behind-the-scenes stories about the people that she interviewed and photographed from both sides of the fence.
“Even though these images are thought provoking, they are also aesthetically gorgeous,” wrote GoLocalProv Art Critic Renee Doucette in the first review our show. “She (Kandel) composes the objects within her frame thoughtfully giving the viewer various levels to engage with the subject.” She added, “There is no doubt that this first show strongly embodies the socially aware mission of Yellow Peril and is a definite must see.”
Last week, The Providence Phoenix selected BORDERLINE as an “Editor’s Pick” — humorously noting: “Was it Perry or Cain who recently suggested that we electrify the fence that divides Mexico and the southwestern US? I think it was the alleged groper, not the Texas wingnut.” Perhaps Art Critic Greg Cook has plans to review BORDERLINE next? “:)
UPCOMING: Watch out for BORDERLINE in next month’s issue of PROVIDENCE MONTHLY magazine; we will share the link once the issue is hot off the presses!
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