Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pink Elephant Flag Painting Accepted in Niki Lopez and Alana DaCosta's #ElephantArtShow


The Pink Elephant Flag Painting by Rolando Chang Barrero is a part of a lager installation piece that has be choosen to be displayed at the #ElephantArtShow on July 18, 2015 from 7-11pm.

The yearly production by organizers Niki Lopez and Alana DaCosta will once again be the highlight of Fort Lauderdale's Art Scene.

" I am excited and honored to have been selected," says Rolando Chang Barrero

 "La Vie En Rose” is an installation by Rolando Chang Barrero which brings to light the the “pink” elephant.
The “pInk' elephant in this case being the alternative “safe” environments where we choose to believe is answer to the violence and trauma to our LGBTQ youth.

I question these types of “solutions”, and found them to perpetuate “victim-ness” rather then empowering. Essentialy removing the GLBTQ youth from a customary path to adulthood.  

My question is are we “closeting” them for their safety, or are we incapable of creating the change necessary for all our youth to travel into adulthood without fear of violence because of their gender or sexuality.  Are we teaching our bold, powerful, beautiful children  to hide behind walls while preaching shamelessness? 

Are we asking them to wear rose tinted glasses...


Exhibition Details:

The Elephant Show opens with a reception on July 18, 2015 | 7-11pm at

1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Contact: NikiLopez@gmail.com or,
Call 305-975-6262 for mor information