- Source: FLAUNT MAGAZINE
- Author: CONSTANZA FALCO RAEZ
- Date: MARCH 19, 2021
- Format: ONLINE
Kenny Rivero | Palm Oil, Rum, Honey, Yellow Flowers at BMAC
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) is presenting the first museum solo show of New York-based visual artist and musician Kenny Rivero, opening today, March 18, until June 13, 2021. The works on view feature drawings on paper that Rivero intercepted from the trash, mostly while working as a doorman for eight years in a luxury, prewar residential building in New York City.
“The works in this body of drawings point directly to death, violence, fear, faith, spirituality, war, and magic. The setting is an abstracted landscape informed by the people, architecture, culture and aesthetics of Washington Heights in New York (more broadly, the culture of uptown and the Bronx) and the Dominican Republic (more specifically, Santiago and the Cibáo). The work is autobiographical, and I’m invested in building a knowledge of self as it relates to a variety of areas.” – Kenny Rivero
Epitomizing the subculture of ‘Old New York’, the show at BMAC will be accessible internationally by way of an interactive, high-resolution, walk-through interface hosted on the Museum’s website.