Following on the footsteps of Mara Catalan’s photo show, Picture Farm Gallery continues on the theme of neighborhood archivism, presenting Pablo Yglesias’ “Visual Clave : 50 Years of Latin Album Cover Design.” In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, PF Gallery will be displaying the visual references and groundbreaking compositions that defined the look and feel of Salsa music, a distinctly Nuyorican creation with origins in our own neighborhood of Williamsurg, Brooklyn.

“This exhibit explores the evolution of Latin music album cover art over the last 50 years, paying critical attention to issues of identity and aesthetics through depictions of Hispanic people and cultures, with an emphasis on historical context and the unsung graphic artists who helped present Latin music — and its attendant socio-cultural themes — to the world. Visual Clave’s premise is that the record jacket is not just an ephemeral mass-produced object to be relegated to the trash heap of a bygone era, but rather a unique 12 by 12 inch window onto a culture’s soul.”

As we are presenting this show in Brooklyn with the BMHC in the Bronx, there will be two distinct openings.

BROOKLYN OPENING: Saturday, June 6th, 5-9pm
338 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg,BK, NY
BRONX OPENING : June 5, 2015 – 5:00 PM
Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab
1303 Louis Niné Boulevard, Bronx NY

To find out more about this event, check out the Facebook Event page…