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Pete Checchia Photography and Arts is thrilled to present Tropicalismo, a solo exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by Jorge Luis Vega. Located at 733 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, Pete Checchia Photography and Arts will be hosting this exhibition in two parts. Tropicalismo Part I opens Friday, June 4th 2021 from 6-8 pm. Stateside Vodka, in coordination with The 700, is delighted to sponsor a special event Saturday, June 19th from 6-8pm. Tropicalismo Part II will begin Mid-August and run through September 2021, dates TBA.
From their vibrant colors and surreal imagery, Jorge Luis Vega’s work evokes a sense of magical storytelling. His work elicits visceral memories of Vega’s rich history growing up in Puerto Rico, depicting serene landscapes, seascapes and intimate interactions between animals and plant life. These inter-species and environmental connections portray humor and openness, fear and curiosity, and give the viewer a sense that nature truly provides all we need to know about ourselves. Vega incorporates human life in his paintings as well, and often paints himself in his scenes, observing the observer and beckoning the viewer to find their own sense of belonging in his world. The influence of Magic Realism in Latin American fiction is one of the currents that flows through Vega’s works as his dreamlike scenes stretch our sense of reality.
Tropicalismo will be viewable Thursday through Saturday evenings as well as by appointment. Contact Pete Checchia Photography and Arts for private viewings and event details. Don’t miss this show’s enriching visuals and take a tropical getaway through the canvases of Jorge Luis Vega. Follow @jlvega.art on Instagram for updates and additional images.