Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment

Sep 16 • Exhibitions • 279 Views • No Comments on Memories of Underdevelopment

See the works of Dawn Roe, Noelle Mason, Jason Lazarus, Brooks Dierdorff, and Mathew Mosher. Dawn Roe and Noelle Mason were featured artists in last years Florida Prize Show at the Orlando Museum of Art. This may be the most interesting show to come to the Gallery at Avalon Island. Beverages will be available. The show will be on display through October 14th at the gallery.

Curator’s Statement by Pat Greene

Before reading the novella by Edmundo Desnoes, and watching the film adaptation by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, I wanted to name a show using the title Memories of Underdevelopment. The title suggests so much, but left me wondering what exactly it suggests. After reading the book, I am still wondering—not wondering what happened, but wondering what will happen. To reduce it, it is a story of transition—an unsolicited transition. It is the story of love lost, revolution, it is the story of complacency, and accepting the consequences of not getting involved. Memories of Underdevelopment is a framework, a tragic parable, that could—but probably won’t—be a lesson we can learn from. Regardless, I am hopeful that we can learn, without the threat of something as devastating as the threat of missiles pointed at us.

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