Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York is pleased to announce Appropriations, a highlight exhibition of re-purposed media on view from October 8th through November 7th, 2015. Featuring work by artists Linda Vallejo, Carlos Estevez, and Tyrome Tripoli, adopted and recycled imagery re-contextualize human-made visual culture. With readymade and found-object iconography, Appropriations spotlights a cohesive sampling of re-work distinct to each represented artist.

Linda Vallejo: Vallejo, a California-based artist, fuses contemporary pop-culture with her multicultural experiences immersed in the Chicano/Latino/Mexican American community: a combination that further develops her artistic practice. With untamed images and re-mapped contexts, statements of race, color, class alter the pre-determined cultural symbols underscoring the creation of “an America that included me.”

Carlos Estevez: Cuban artist Estevez delves into the visual representation of man and the universe. Composed collages are selectively pieced together as inquiries into their underlying conceptual connections with each other. With distinct elements of symmetry and balance, Estevez fragments and compartmentalizes the collages: a visual that reflects his reflective process “intermingled with the dynamic of the human thinking.”

Tyrome Tripoli: Brooklyn-based artist Tripoli’s assemblages blend materials and compositions into carefully crafted “abstract paintings.” Pre-existing materials and forms connect in an organic, purposeful way; the deliberate integration of part relies on the color, shape, and past life of each individual object. The relationship of the materials and previously recognizable function create a new subtext and “leaves the piece open to metaphoric exploration.”


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“Appropriations” – Re-purposed Media at Denise Bibro Fine Art


Linda Vallejo, Carlos Estevez, Tyrome Tripoli
October 8 - November 14, 2015
Opens October 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Linda Vallejo, Marielena, 2011

Dorothea and El Mago

Linda Vallejo, Dorothea and El Mago, 2013

Drunken Revelry

Linda Vallejo, Drunken Revelry, 2013

El Vis

Linda Vallejo, El Vis, 2012

Purple Green Fish

Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli, Purple Green Fish, 2015

Color Controlled

Linda Vallejo, Color Controlled, 2012

The Sun God Tonatiuh

Linda Vallejo, The Sun God Tonatiuh, 2011

Big Blue Eye

Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli, Big Blue Eye, 2015

Blue Cap Metal Puzzle

Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli, Blue Cap Metal Puzzle, 2015

Ginseng Orange Gun

Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli, Ginseng Orange Gun, 2015

Red Plastic Progression

Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli, Red Plastic Progression, 2006

Orange Cycle

Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli, Orange Cycle, 2015

Optometry of the Invisible.

Carlos Estevez, Optometry of the Invisible., 2014

Danza del Mar

Carlos Estevez, Danza del Mar,

La Delacion

Carlos Estevez, La Delacion,

Circunloquio (Violin)

Carlos Estevez, Circunloquio (Violin), 2012

The Battle of the Scissors

Carlos Estevez, The Battle of the Scissors ,


Carlos Estevez, Dreamcatcher, 2012

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