Lambert Fine Arts Presents:
Jean-Guerly Pétion and Benito Valadié: Migration in Motion
April 12th – May 4th, 2012
Public Reception : Thurs, April 12th, 7-10 pm
57 Stanton Street (at Eldridge) NY, NY 10002
212-353-2787 / info@LambertFineArts.com
Lambert Fine Arts is pleased to announce Migration in Motion featuring new work from notable Caribbean artists, Jean-Guerly Pétion of Haitian origin and Guadeloupe-based French artist Benito Valadié.
Steeped in socio-political commentary, the work of Pétion and Valadié demonstrates unique perspectives on both very personal concerns and broad social issues involving migration and adaptation to a previously alien culture and maintaining connection to their own cultural roots. As a result, each artist presents different and fascinating perspectives on sexuality, identity, and society in the modern era.
Pétion and Valadié also share a focus on exploring universal contemporary urban issues and commenting specifically on Caribbean culture from both the inside, through open self-reflection, and the outside, through comparative cultural criticism. Their work certainly provokes thought and emotion in the viewer, but their art is also extremely talented, technically innovative, and truly beautiful.
Join us for the public reception with the artists on Thursday, April 12th from 7-10 pm.
About the Gallery:
Lambert Fine Arts occupies the unique and quirky landmark Fusion Arts Museum, beautifully reflecting the funky, innovative, and provocative nature of contemporary Urban Arts. With multi-cultural artists using a multi-media approach, the artists and performers at Lambert Fine Arts demonstrate a contemporary sophistication in their use of new media, modern technology, and complex symbolic imagery to engage viewers in a progressive and compelling social critique.