En mi banco esta -- THE WAY IN

ARTISTAS EN PERFIL: En mi banco esta THE WAY IN
by Jan Galligan and Lillian Mulero



With hundreds of people milling about trying to make themselves heard over the noise and the excellent loud salsa music filling the main vestibule of Banco Popular’s world headquarters, Lillian pulls me close. She shouts, “In the two years we’ve been living on the island we’ve been surprised by the high quality of the art, and the energy and spirit of the artists here,” she says. I nod. “But this is the first time we’ve seen art of this quality and sophistication in a bank.” I agree. She pulls my arm leading me away from the crowd and noise and into Perugino, a wine bar bistro recently opened in the building lobby. Now we can have a decent conversation.

“Of the twenty-three artists in this exhibition we know the work of eighteen, and now we personally know over half of these artists,” she tells me. “We should try to meet the others,” I reply. “I’m working on it,” she says, “but that’s not what I’m thinking about at the moment...

Garvin Sierra, Capitalismo, woodcut on currency paper, 24”x32”, edition of 15, 2003.

Full article in English : originally published in Spanish in En Rojo, the cultural suppliment to Claridad, the national weekly newspaper of Puerto Rico.

Pepon Osorio, Rear View Mirror - detail: KING.


Article as published, in Spanish in En Rojo, the cultural suppliment to Claridad, the national weekly newspaper of Puerto Rico 23 mayo 2012.

The original 1967 article by Jay Jacobs Art in Puerto Rico can be found on the blog of Karla Marie Ostolaza: http://thefractal.net/2009/10/textos-fundamentales

click on this link in her blog article: "Como resultado la revista publicó una serie de artículos entre los que se incluye un ensayo crítico titulado “Art in Puerto Rico” de la autoría de Jay Jacobs."

 

 


 

Jan Galligan
75Grand/Sur
Santa Olaya, PR

 

http://75Grand.posterous.com [foto blog]
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http://about.me/JanGalligan [about me]

 


Su casa es tu casa (por arte)

ARTISTA EN PERFIL: Su casa es tu casa (de arte)
ARTISTS IN PROFILE: Their house is your house (for art)


"¿Cuándo es un coche no es un coche?" I ask Lillian. "Cuando se maneja en un garaje?" she replies. "And when is a house not a house?" I ask. "When it turns into an art gallery," she says. Lillian is correct.

Francisco Javier Rovira Rullán at Roberto Paradise, with painting by Jose Lerma.


Chemi Room - installation view, group exhibition, 2011

 

Full article in English : published in En Rojo, the cultural suppliment to Claridad, the
national weekly newspaper of Puerto Rico.

 

Article as published, in Spanish 14 mayo 2012.



Jan Galligan
75Grand/Sur
Santa Olaya, PR

http://75Grand.posterous.com [foto blog]
http://cinefestsanjuan.posterous.com [cine blog]
http://about.me/JanGalligan [about me]

 

 

 

 

A nice touch

photo caption: Alexis Ledesma's Instagram photo, Assisted readymade GIF 

by Jan Galligan

[BE SURE TO VIEW IMAGE FULL-SCREEN FOR BEST EFFECT]


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Dear H:

"RRose Selavy"

In this instance, the 2 R's are important.

Jan 

-----Original Message-----
From: H.
Sent: Apr 28, 2012 2:25 PM
To: Jan 
Subject: Re: F is for FALSO

"Very interesting!" said your friend Rose Sélavy.

 

 


Jan Galligan
75Grand/Sur
Santa Olaya, PR

http://75Grand.posterhaven.com [foto blog]
http://cinefestsanjuan.posterhaven.com [cine blog]
http://about.me/JanGalligan [about me]

Artistas en Perfil: A Portrait of two artists, as young men.

"Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race." - James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


photo caption: Four young artists: NELS Figueroa, Luis Martinez Borrero, Emilio Arraiza and Patrick McGrath en Liga de Arte de San Juan at the opening of the exhibition Inventario F(util) Photo by: Alexandra Castillo, 02-07-12.

A pair of exhibitions currently on display feature the work of two artists who studied painting together at Escuela de Artes Plasticas de San Juan in the early 1990s and have recently been recognized as painters of realistic visions. Both artists work in styles harking back to a much earlier period in art history. Both work to present contemporary ideas in the guise of classical formats. Both have made interesting self-portraits as part of their exhibitions...

[article in English]

[article as published in En Rojo - Spanish]

Jan Galligan y Lillian Mulero
75Grand/Sur
Santa Olaya, PR

http://75Grand.posterous.com [foto blog]
http://cinefestsanjuan.posterous.com [cine blog]

GOLD FEVER | FIEBRE DEL ORO

GOLD FEVER: Skagway, Alaska - home to the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. Centennial Park. Located at 1st and Broadway, the park features the city’s Centennial Statue of a Tlingit Packer leading a prospector up the Klondike trail.

"Where are you from?" asks the master of ceremonies at the Skaguay in the Days of 1898 Show. "Munich!" someone shouts back. "Sydney!" cries another. "Santa Olaya, Puerto Rico!" shouts a third. "Wha???!!" asks the master of ceremonies. "Yeyito," the third man cries. "I am Yeyito, Alcarde de Santa Olaya!"

 


Photo caption: Skagway, Alaska - home to the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. Centennial Statue, Centennial Park. 
(L to R) Skookum Jim, a Tlingit from the Carcross-Tagish area; Dawson Charlie, a prospector; and Amaury Oyola, aka Yeyito, Alcarde de Santa Olaya,(among other characters,[ed.]) visiting from Santa Olaya, Puerto Rico. June, 2011.

 

 

 

Jan Galligan
75Grand/Sur
Santa Olaya, PR

http://75Grand.posterous.com [foto blog]
http://cinefestsanjuan.posterous.com [cine blog]

[Michael Linares (born1979, Bayamón, Puerto Rico), lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions.]

photo caption: Michael Linares, sculpture - "Porqué los elefantes cagan y hacen mucho ruido" Installation view, Chemi Room, Santurce, PR, 09/07/11. (also pictured: Jorge Gonzalez - "Untitled (Column, 2003-2011)) - photo courtesy Michael Linares.


CHISTES DE ELEPHANTS

Q: How can you tell if an elephant has been in a refrigerator?
R: La puerta no se cerrar.

Q: How did you get the elephant into the fridge in the first place?
A: 1) Opened door 2) Inserted elephant 3) Closed door

P: ¿Cómo se llama de elefante que monta un guagua? [riding a bus]
R: El pasajero.
 
Q: Why do elephants drink so much?
A: To forget.

P: ¿Qué clase de elefantes viven en el Polo Norte?
R: Los Fríos.

Q: What would happen if an elephant sat in front of you at the movies?
A: You miss the picture.  

Q: Can you know when an elephant has been in the baby's carriage?
P: ¿ Si hay huellas en la cabeza del bebé? [huellas = footprints]

 


Jan Galligan
75Grand/Sur
Santa Olaya, PR

http://75Grand.posterous.com/otra-dia-otro-foto-immortalidad  [blog entry]

ARTISTA EN PERFIL: Zilia Sanchez – Lunare, la marca de la belleza

After more than thirty years visiting art galleries and museums, attending art openings, and visiting artists in their studios, Lillian and I find that there is nothing quite so exciting as encountering an artwork that is new or mysterious to us.

Soon after our arrival on the island last year, we spent an afternoon in the Galleria Naccional de Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and I found Lillian transfixed, standing quite still, gazing at an unfamiliar painting. At first it looked like a classic example of 1960's minimal art. A clean, white rectangle, three by four feet in size. But, projecting from behind the surface - it appeared that something was trapped inside, trying to get out.

"This is really beautiful," said Lillian. "We need to find out more about this artist."

The Silence of Eros, 1993. Acrylic on canvas stretched on wood, 44 "x 60" photo courtesy Roberto Paradise gallery.

Article in Spanish as published lunes, 5 de septiembre de 2011
Lillian Mulero y Jan Galligan/Especial para En Rojo

Art Of The Amazons (series) - in the studio of Zilia Sanchez, photo J. Galligan.

Article in English

Erotic topologies (series), 1975. Acrylic on canvas stretched on wood, 67.5 "x 38"
photo courtesy Roberto Paradise gallery.

Artist Zilia Sanchez with her self-portrait painting
photo J. Galligan.

 

 

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Santa Olaya, PR


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Llamado: NO HAY LUGAR COMO EL HOGAR! Repuesta: No hay lugar como el hogar!

Artista en Perfil: No. 1.0 -- Ashley Hunt Ashley Hunt’s presentation of APUNTES SOBRE UNA CIUDAD VACIA
by Jan Galligan and Lillian Mulero, Santa Olaya, PR

CALL: There's no place like home! 
RESPONSE: There's no place like home!


Shortly after the flood waters of hurricane Katrina had receded, artist and activist Ashley Hunt made a trip to New Orleans to join with a group of organizations including Critical Resistance, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Human Rights Watch, in order to help document what had happened at the Orleans Parish Prison during and after the flood. It was charged that hundreds of prisoners had been abandoned, locked in their cells without food as the flood waters rose to chest level and beyond.


Published in En Rojo, the cultural suppliment of Claridad, Puerto Rico's weekly national newspaper. EN ROJO, is publishing a series of articles that we are writing about art and artists in San Juan and around the island.


Breve Resumen del artículo:

El artista utiliza el vídeo, la fotografía y la escritura para vincularse con movimientos sociales, formas de aprendizaje y el discurso público. Se interesa en la forma en que ciertas estructuras sociales permiten a algunas personas acumular poder mientras mantienen a otros sin nada. Le interesa saber cómo las personas llegan a conocer, responder, y concebirse a sí mismas dentro de estas estructuras....

Publicado: lunes, 28 de febrero de 2011

 

Katrina victims on highway overpass, New Orleans, LA, 2005

Article as published in spanish, En Rojo, Feb 28, 2010

PDF of article - in english




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Artista en Perfil: No. 2 -- Jorge Gonzalez

  Jorge Gonzalez | Brazos Caido (arms akimbo)

EN ROJO, the cultural supplement of CLARIDAD, the national newspaper of Puerto Rico is publishing a series of articles that we are writing about art and artists in San Juan and around the island.

Artist Jorge Gonzalez in the patio at Chemi Room, Calle Latimer, Santurce.


English version, PDF

 

Spanish version - as published in En Rojo, July 25, 2011

 

 

Untitled (Column), 2003-2011, Vinyl, joint compound and paint on wall, dimensions variable

 


Jan Galligan y Lillian Mulero
75Grand/Sur

Santa Olaya, PR  

 

 

http://75Grand.posterous.com [foto blog]
http://cinefestsanjuan.posterous.com [cine blog]
http://about.me/JanGalligan [about me]