WCSU to host ‘Caribbean Pop’ exhibit

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will welcome renowned Dominican artist German Perez to display his “Caribbean Pop” exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday, May 7, to Friday, May 20, in the Ruth Haas Library on the Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury.

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, Perez will be present at the exhibit for the official opening. He will give a brief talk about his work and also will hold a book signing.

Perez predominately features issues of Caribbean life, politics and processes of migration to the U.S. in his paintings. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has been adopted as the cover art for several Julia Alvarez books.

WCSU Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Carina Bandhauer spoke of the importance of Perez’s work.

“German Perez’s work embodies the spirit of the history and struggles of Caribbean peoples past and present, reflecting, above all, his social conscience and concern for the world,” Bandhauer said. “His colorful images depict struggles between innocence and evil, borders and migrants, and reclaim the indigenous identity of the Taino people in what remains a neo-colonial world.”

For more information, contact Bandhauer at (203) 837-8650.


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