Cartograf­a Umbrella House NY

In Memoriam Ricardo Len Pea Villa - ELISA MERINO C.

May 7, 2015 - September 8, 2015


The exhibition presents poetic and emotional cartography, memories, and memories from the place where the poet, writer, and journalist, Ricardo Len Pea Villa, (Medellin Colombia). He lived and died in New York. Rebuild spaces of “Umbrella House,” testimonies, memories of so many friends from all over the world who visited the poet and left their mark on its walls, one of the most beautiful and culturally important places in Loisaida Manhattan East Village, New York NYC,

Elisa Merino in this exhibition consists of different pieces and begins by making access with the door of the poet 3D, pasted the poster of Che held by rehabilitated woods, “Casa Tomada”, houses since abandonment and speculation, stating that social-cultural revolution and fighting for peace that Ricardo Len made in East Village in New York, by the 1970s he fought for these buildings to shelter many immigrants. From an allegory of the orange wall installed in the gallery space, it can be written on it. The mystique and faith that were also part of the life of the “Poe” are symbolically reflected with the installation of an “Altar in Spring” personal photographs souvenirs, a sculpture of the dog “Tango”, the Virgin, a crucifix in the light of the candle, and a rosary that was not missing in his house.