Author Archives: Kelly Caminero

AREPA’S café

Ever crave delicious Colombian/Venezuelan food on a rainy night? Well I did, and on my journey through the dripping streets of Astoria, Queens I was lucky enough to cross paths with Arepa’s café. This place was a hidden gem in Astoria and I took the risk of entering without glancing at the menu because my stomach could not wait any longer. Usually I am a bit pensive before entering a new spot, but once I was greeted with a plate … Continue reading

Dayside meets Stan Lee

“With great power there must also come great responsibility” There are certain combinations of words that have the ability to connect with you. Words that symbolize a kind meaning that encourage you to flourish in your life. Stan Lee has the creative brilliance to connect audiences with his words and his comics. As former president for Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has left his mark on the comic world and has helped build a legacy for imagination and creativity for the … Continue reading

Laurie Simmons: How We See

How We See is a photo series that challenges the role of femininity in society. Laurie Simmons work is focused on capturing still lives in domesticated spaces she creates by using cosmetics, baby dolls, anime characters to comment on gender binary roles in our western culture. However, in this series she steps out of her comfort zone and captures portraits of six young women to portray the “doll girl” image to represent the alterations women must make in order to … Continue reading

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Kehinde Wiley’s exhibition, A New Republic challenges the world’s perspective on traditional standards of beauty in art. Wiley depicts the beauty people of color have and how their presence in art and in the world is equally as important as anyone other racial identity. In this exhibition, Wiley constructs a world where people of color appear to be in traditional European portraiture. He successfully challenges the standards traditional European art by juxtaposing non-traditional subjects in paintings from old masters through … Continue reading