Punk Opulence

pari-dust-punk splendor

Carlos Rolon a.k.a Dzine puts on a show at Paul Kasmin Gallery that seems to memorialize the epoch of an era. The era is his childhood growing up as a first generation immigrant in Chicago. Drawing on his Puerto Rican roots and the importance of boxing in Latin American Culture, Rolon pulls you into the exhibition with a myriad of glittering exuberant works. Paintings, mirrors, and sculptural fabric on panels are accented with excess: sequins and gold chains, bedazzled with crystals, and highlighted with glitter. The pomp splendor that abounds references the flamboyant garb of boxers and perhaps the damask papered walls and decorative mirrors within the formal room of a working class family home. In the spirit of all that glitters I wear a gold brocade dress by Dolce & Gabbana. For added flavor I glitter streak the part of my hair and ice out in gold and emerald stackable rings by elegant with an edge jewelry line Tarin Thomas. I try to position myself in that delicate in between as Dzine so beautifully has.

Dolce & Gabbana brocade dress, Marni platforms, Tarin Thomas rings

Paul Kasmin Gallery, Dzine: Born, Carlos Rolon, 1970

Hair by Cosma De Marinis, Photographs by Tylor Hou