A reprise of Cosmo’s exhibit that was shown at the Pumphouse in June. If you haven’t seen these evocative photographs, now is your opportunity to view them and dream of Sicily.
Cosmo is exhibiting his recent work from Sicily, Italy. The island has been a cultural melting pot of Italic, Greeks, Roman, Byzantines, Saracens, Normans, Swabians, Aragonese, Lombards, Spanish, French and Albanians.
The artist feels that the background story and the photography is a good example of cultural influences, identity, geography, language and community. Cosmo also experimented on a new photographic style with some of the imagery, which elevated his work to a new dimension.
It is the artist’s belief that the exhibit will open a conversation as to what different cultures melting together can achieve considering the current situation with refugees and immigration. Sicily has retained the architecture of these societies and it is evident in the culinary offerings mixing North African cuisine with Middle Eastern and European.