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Media Contacts:

Tom Gilmour of TDA, or 609.393.8998

Aine Mickey, BSB Gallery Curator & Manager, or 609.599.3268

Christy E. O’Connor, BSB Gallery Curator & Manager, or 609.599.3268

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BSB Gallery & Trenton Downtown Association Present


A Solo Exhibition by Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop

TRENTON, N.J., (September 1, 2019)--BSB Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Re:Partir, a solo exhibition featuring Cuban-American artist, Nestor Armondo Gil.  Re:Partir is a collection of sculptural works and prints, produced primarily with the use of truck inner tubes, sugarcane, tobacco reduction ink and tobacco stained paper. The ideas in Nestor’s work begin as personal reflections on family histories from which he builds through research and material investigations. As a young poet Gil was told ‘the personal is universal’ and then early in his time as an artist someone told him ‘the personal is political.’  Re:Partir centers on communities and migration, the hunger for togetherness, the ever shifting meaning of “home”, and the desire to belong.  Gil’s work dances between the feminine and masculine, as he combines heavy utilitarian materials with delicately constructed components.

Néstor Armando Gil is a Cuban-American artist born in 1971 in Jacksonville, Florida.  He completed a BA in Humanities at New College of Florida, and an MFA in Studio Art at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Nestor has been in residence, delivered artist talks, and exhibited work across the United States and internationally.  He serves on the faculty of Lafayette College as an Associate Professor of Art.  Nestor lives in Easton, PA with his family.  

“An abiding quality in communities that have been pulled apart is hunger for togetherness.  When “home” becomes a word with shifting meaning, Belonging is not so much Being as it is Longing for that word to fix itself to one meaning, to one place.  We are not alone, all alone, all on loan.  You are invited on, welcomed, and warned: the boat is built from things that do not float, and the sea is not a cradle.”--Nestor Armando Gil

Re:Partir runs from Thursday, September 5th through Saturday, October 5th, 2019, Thursday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, 143 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.

Join us for the Opening Reception of Re:Partir on Saturday, September 7th 5-8pm.