Geandy Pavón: Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights
On view March 9

HOURS
Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-5PM

LOCATION
OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

ADMISSION
Free

Please wear a well-fitting face mask and maintain six feet of distance from other visitors.

The Art Museum of the Americas is pleased to present Geandy Pavón: Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights, a timely and imaginative photographic exploration of life under quarantine, opening at the Art Museum of the Americas on March 10th. Initially presented as an online exhibition during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, this long-awaited exhibition will now be open for visitors in person at the museum. 

As part of public programming for Geandy Pavón: Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights, exhibition curator Dr. Lynette M.F. Bosch will offer a talk at the museum on Wednesday, March 16 at 12noon. Space is limited. RSVP here.

A weekend visit to his partner Imara López in the early days of the pandemic turned into an indefinite lockdown in Buffalo, NY that would dramatically change the course of their lives. Anticipating a short visit, Pavón had packed only essential gear. This basic equipment would become the primary medium of expression and provide a challenge for his explorations. 

These photographs from quarantine chronicle a journey into topics such as the reinterpretations of known works of art, to religious themes, to Classical mythology. Unfolding historical moments have also threaded their way through the narrative. In addition to the body of photographs in the exhibition, Pavón created process videos to further narrate some of these moments. 

Geandy Pavón is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the ills that plague global society. He expresses these observations through paint, photography and video. Pavón’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions such as Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, at The Studio Museum in Harlem and PAMM; The X Files Bienal at El Museo de Barrio; and the Annenberg Space for Photography as part of Pacific Time LA/LA. 

Pavón is the recipient of the 2021 Cintas Fellowship and is represented by LnS Gallery in Miami.

In her essay for this exhibition, Lynette M.F. Bosch, SUNY Distinguished Professor & Chair, Department of Art History, Geneseo, delivers a profound narrative arc that takes us from art history, to an informative primer on the history of pandemics, to the unraveling of historical events in this country’s history. 

Accessibility: This exhibition takes place on AMA's second floor. There is a flight of winding stairs leading to the museum’s second floor. Restrooms are located on the second floor. For more information on accessibility, please contact 202 370 0147 or artmus@oas.org