im propia

'Muro' (2009) hand embroidered breasts, 123” x 115”

RAQUEL PAIEWONSKY, Muro (2009) hand embroidered breasts, 123” x 115”

June 20 – July 14, 2013

Curated by Robert P. Stack

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Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 5PM – 9PM
Gallery Night Providence

Gallery Hours:
Thursday + Friday, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday + Sunday, 12PM – 5PM
Other days by appointment

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “im propia”, a solo exhibition of video, performance, photography and installation work by Dominican Republic based artist Raquel Paiewonsky, curated by Robert P. Stack.

“im propia” speaks of humanity and freedom, through a corporeal symbolism that embodies our experience in the social context but always with an important reference to our natural and instinctive self. Paiewonsky uses the body as a platform that allows her from an intimate place to approach broader topics ranging from social, philosophical or political. In this exhibition she explore personal relationships, childhood, love, stereotypes, nature, diversity.

“I have always been interested in the body as a vessel capable of containing our life experiences within itself, sometimes in mysterious and subtle ways, other times more forcefully.” explains Paiewonsky. “In recent years, my work explores the relationship between our essence and our surroundings, the impact of stereotypes and cultural constructions, always taking as a reference our instinctual selves and the ways in which the primal component of our nature is affected by the new and ever changing contexts of contemporary life.”

Although seldom conveying violence explicitly, Paiewonsky’s work is very much concerned with the veiled but insidious violence that permeates the personal, social and political systems in which we live.

The opening reception for “im propia” is on Thursday, June 20 from 5PM – 9PM during Gallery Night Providence.  The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, July 14, 2013.

About Raquel Paiewonsky
RAQUEL PAIEWONSKY moved to New York in 1991 to continue her art studies in Parsons School of Design and stayed there for 10 years. In 2001 she returned to Santo Domingo where she currently lives and works.  Her work has traveled across the globe. It explores human body, urban life, social constructs and social issues.  For more information, visit www.raquelpaiewonsky.com.

About Yellow Peril Gallery
YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery strives to foster modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging and mid-career artists in the United States and abroad. We aspire to exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and a percentage from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with RAQUEL PAIEWONSKY, please contact Robert P. Stack at +1 718 501 8766 or via e-mail at robert@yellowperilgallery.com.