Category : Exhibits

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Constructivist Dialogues in the Cuban Vanguard: Amelia Peláez, Loló Soldevilla & Zilia Sánchez, at Galerie Lelong, NY

April 28, 2016 – June 25, 2016

Opening reception: Thursday, May 5 6-8p

Galerie Lelong
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Galerie Lelong is pleased to present Constructivist Dialogues in the Cuban Vanguard: Amelia Peláez, Loló Soldevilla & Zilia Sánchez, a group exhibition of three Cuban painters engaged in geometric and constructivist practices from the 1930s to the present. While all three painters enjoyed the support of the Lyceum women’s club gallery, a women’s social and intellectual institution in Havana, their connections go beyond gender. The exhibition reveals shared interests in architecture and space, as well as pattern and color, demonstrating geometric abstraction’s long history in Cuba. Zilia Sánchez will be present for the opening reception on Thursday, May 5 from 6-8pm.

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RAUL CORDERO: Die neue bukolisch at Nova Invaliden Galerie, Berlin

29 Apr – 20 Jun 2016

Nova Invaliden Galerie
Schönleinstr. 25
10967 Berlin

Bucolic Paintings

(or… Why not paint landscapes today?)

Raúl Cordero, born in La Habana, Cuba, in 1971 and based in Mexico City, is a multidisciplinary artist, with a background in art and design. His early work was focused on the uses of videoart, installation and photography in relation to how painting establishes a dialog with these new artistic languages. In the last decade, Cordero has approached painting from a post-conceptual position, incorporating two problems, which have always been present in his practice. On the one hand, the question about how we coexist with images, and on the other, the unfolding of visual production strategies’ inclusion into the perverse, arbitrary and contradictory global universe of contemporary art.

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José Bedia: Tribal Affinities, at Tambaran Gallery, NY

April 30 – May 28, 2016

Opening: Saturday, April 30 – 4pm to 9pm

Tambaran Gallery
5E 82nd St,
New York, NY

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GUSTAVO ACOSTA: Paper Trail, at Pan American Art Projects, Miami

April 9 – May 15, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cocktail with the artist: 4 – 7pm.

Pan American Art Projects
6300 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Fl 33150

Gustavo Acosta is a Cuban artist who was born in 1958, in Havana, Cuba. He attended the Superior Institute of Art (ISA), and the School of Visual Arts San Alejandro, both in Havana, Cuba. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida, United States.

Acosta’s work can be found in many private collections around the world, and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, in Miami, Florida; the Nassau County Museum of Art, in New York; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba.

 
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NEREIDA GARCIA FERRAZ: As Close As You Want, at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 6 – 9 pm

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020

Recent paintings, drawings, sculpture, and video works by this Miami artist reveal her intuitive approach to materials and subject. Raw materials such as paper, canvas, cardboard, leaves, digital imagery, archival films, and discarded wood are transformed into new visitations of figures in space. Garcia Ferraz describes her process as “bridging the divide.” Through her works she integrates and connects myriad influences from nature, music, rituals, architecture and history.

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Elio Rodríguez: Puzzled, at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, NYC

April 1 – May 9, 2016

Reception: March 31st, 6-8pm

532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
532 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
 

Join us next week at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel for the opening reception of Puzzled, Elio Rodriguez’ first solo exhibition in New York City.  The show is on view until May 9th and will coincide with his exhibition On Guard at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for Afro-Latin Studies and at our gallery’s booth at Context Art New York at Pier 94, May 4-8, 2016.

On view in Chelsea will be the artist’s large scale soft sculptures and the photography based collage works at Hutchins Center, Cambridge.

Elio experiments with the construction of the intimacy of interior and exterior spaces, all things carnal and decorative, functional and artistic, manufactured and native.  His soft sculptures reimagine familiar forms using, in abundant measure, plant and carnal shapes, juxtaposed against sundry objects, metal screws, lace corsets, chains, belts, wire, filament, pins — with results that are pictorial equivalents of familiar concepts and concerns.

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MERGING ROADS: Ernesto Briel and Cepp Selgas, at Jadite Galleries, NY

March 16 – 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17 @ 6pm.

Jadite Galleries
413W 50th St.
New York, NY 10019

 

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ALEJANDRO AGUILERA: SERIOUSLY FUNNY, Political Cartoons and Illustrations, at Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

February 25 (opening) – April 8, 2016

Curated by Marianne Lambert

Swan Coach House Gallery
3130 Slaton Drive N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305

The Swan Coach House Gallery and the Forward Arts Foundation are pleased to present the work of internationally-known artist, Alejandro Aguilera. The works featured in this exhibition are social and political cartoons and illustrations that he has executed daily since leaving his homeland of Cuba. This is the first time the work has been presented to the public.

The pieces selected for this exhibition are divided into themes describing American life, portraits of artists and spiritual world leaders, satirical cartoons of political leaders, and a series of abstract drawings. Humor has long been a part of the culture and character of the Cuban people and is used as a form of coping with their oppression. These images are amusing and reflective rather than mocking or ironical. They function as tools of communication more in favor of understanding rather than confrontation. Unlike the spoken or written word, drawings are universally readable and for Aguilera function as a means to keep the world informed of the communist regime dominating his people. He sends them to peers all over the world and to his family still in Cuba.

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“An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile” , at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

OPENING RECEPTION with a Performance by Carlos Martiel

Friday, January 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Road, Westerville, Ohio

Carlos Martiel, a Havana-born performance artist will be presenting “El Tanque “, an experiential commentary on politics and prisoners of conscience in Cuba. Performance begins at 6 p.m.

Pavel Acosta / Alejandro Aguilera / Jairo Alfonso / Angel Delgado / Coco Fusco / Frank Guiller (Rank) / Armando Marino / Maritza Molina / Carlos Martiel / Fabian Pena and Juan Si Gonzalez.

The exhibition “An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile” spans three galleries:
DEPARTURE GATE A / January 11 to May 1
Fisher Gallery
Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio
DEPARTURE GATE B / January 11 to February 14
Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Rd, Westerville, Ohio
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
DEPARTURE GATE C / January 11 to May 1
Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street, Westerville.
Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

January 9 – April 3, 2016

The Peabody Essex Museum,
East India Square (161 Essex St)
Salem, Massachusetts 01970


Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
presents the most ambitious collaboration between the Afro-Cuban artist and her husband, musician and composer Neil Leonard. Through large-scale blown glass sculptures, paintings, photographs, and evocative soundscapes, the artist draws on the structural forms found in the abandoned sugar mills and rum factories of her childhood island home. Incorporating the sweet smell of rum, this multi-sensory exhibition creates an intoxicating reconceptualization of the often-brutal history of the Cuban sugar industry, offering a visceral experience that ignites the senses and our emotional awareness of place, memory, identity and labor.

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Carlos Estévez: Soulcatcher, at LaCa Projects, Charlotte, NC

January 14 – March 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 2016  6 – 9 pm 

LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St
Charlotte, NC 28208
 

Art is a mirror of the intangible; the intangible is the metaphysical reality—what we cannot see with our eyes. Soulcatcher, a groundbreaking exhibition, is an attempt to capture the invisible dimension of the reality and explores the hidden dynamic of the universe. Through his lens, Estévez masterfully helps us discover the innermost depths of our world.

LaCa Project website

 

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Carlos Alfonzo: Clay Works and Painted Ceramics at PAMM, Miami

Nov. 5, 2015 – April 24, 2016

Pérez Art Museum Miami 
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,  
Miami, FL 33132 
 

Carlos Alfonzo’s prolific works in clay and painted ceramics are inextricably connected to the formal evolution of his large paintings and sculptures. In a productive decade, he painted myriad molded ceramic wares with great verve and skill. At the same time, in immense physical efforts, he personally made and glazed all the tiles for his two iconic public murals in South Florida: Ceremony of the Tropics (at the Santa Clara Metrorail station) and Brainstorm (at the FIU campus). The exhibition presents his works with clay and ceramics in the context of contemporaneous paintings, drawings and other small-scale works.

 

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Ernesto Pujol in group show “Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection”, at El Museo del Barrio, New York

December 22, 2015 – December 4, 2016

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave.,
New York, NY 10029

This exhibition features a selection of recent acquisitions to El Museo’s permanent collection. It includes our most recent purchase, David Antonio Cruz’s Puerto Rican Pieta, a portrait of the artist and his mother, acquired thanks to a generous gift from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation. It is accompanied by another large-scale self-portrait by Alessandra Exposito, a gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, and a set of body cast sculptures by artist Rigoberto Torres (Puerto Rico), generously donated by artist and East Harlem resident John Ahearn. […] The artist is often present, as in a series of photographs by Ernesto Pujol.  […]  The exhibition highlights the importance and generosity of collectors, artists, foundations and other institutions in the growth and development of El Museo’s collection.

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Cuban O! Major Exhibit of Cuban Art at Northrup King Building, Minneapolis

October 1, 2015

Northrup King Building,
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

 
In a first-of-its-kind exhibit for the Twin Cities, a wide-ranging exhibit of contemporary Cuban art by more than a dozen internationally-recognized Cuban artists will be displayed from October 1st through October 4th in northeast Minneapolis.

The exhibit, consisting of dozens of works and called Cuban O!, is curated by Cuban artist Ciro Quintana, who has been recognized as one of the most well-known and influential figures in Cuban art over the last thirty years. Creator of Pure Group, Quintana is part of a legendary generation of artists that emerged in Cuba in the early 80s and who are responsible for a revolution in Cuban Art.

Art from the following artists will be represented: Gustavo Acosta; Jairo Alfonzo; Kenia Alguiñao; Nestor Arena; Henry Ballate; Jose Bedia; Ariel Cabrera; Consuelo Castañeda; Tomas Esson; Carlos Estevez; Adrian Morales; Ciro Quintana; Pedro Vizcaino.

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DiSOLUCIÓN/DESILUSIÓN: Manuel Piña’s Photography and video, with Mauricio Alejo, at Punctum, Mexico D.F.

August 29 – September 23, 2015

Opening: August 29 – 11am.

Punctum
Allende No.2, 1er piso. Colonia Centro.
México D.F.
 

Photography and video exhibition by Manuel Piña, with the intervention of Mauricio Alejo .

This is an exhibition of photographs and video on the theme of temporality, perception and image. This exhibition is part of an exchange project by artists living in different cities. This time Manuel Piña visit Mexico City and Mauricio Alejo is his host.

 
In Spanish
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A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell, at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine

Until September 27, 2015

Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011
 

A Mind of Winter includes photographs created at various sites in Maine during the winter of 2014–2015. Generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the exhibition represents Morell’s first prolonged engagement in the state since his graduation from Bowdoin College and his first creative response to winter and the theme of climate change. The winner of the Infinity Award in Art given by the International Center of Photography in 2011, Morell taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for twenty-seven years.

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Group Show “Concrete Cuba” at David Zwirner Gallery, London

September 5 – October 3, 2015

Private view: Friday 4 September 2015, 6 – 8 PM

Press preview with art historian Abigail McEwen: 10 AM

David Zwirner
24 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EZ

David Zwirner is pleased to present a comprehensive exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the Cuban group of abstract painters Los Diez PintoresConcretos (Ten Concrete Painters), which was active from 1959 to 1961, at the gallery’s London location. Concrete Cuba is the first presentation in the United Kingdom to highlight the origins of concretism in Cuba during the 1950s, and will include important works by the eleven artists who were at different times associated with the short-lived group:Pedro ÁlvarezWifredo ArcayMario CarreñoSalvador CorratgéSandú DariéLuis Martínez PedroAlberto MenocalJosé MijaresPedro de Oraá,José Ángel RosabalLoló Soldevilla, and Rafael Soriano

 

 

 

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Juana Valdés: “Mettre Noir Sur Blanc,” at Guttenberg Arts Gallery, NJ

July 3 – Aug. 1, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 2015

Guttenberg Arts Gallery
6903 Jackson St.
Guttenberg, NJ 07093

As a multidisciplinary artist Juana Valdes’ work traces, recollects, and records her own personal experience of migration, directly informed by her AfroCuban ethnicity growing up in America.

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Maria Elena González: “Grand Prize Solo” exhibition at the 31st Ljubljana Biennial, Slovenia

Aug. 28 – Nov. 1, 2015

Opening Reception: Aug. 28, 2015

 

Cankarjev dom
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Maria Elena González’s “Tree Talk” series received the Grand Prize during the 30th Ljubljana Biennale. For this exhibition, she will present new work in such series and have the world premier of “Skowhegan Birch #2.” A sculpture/music composition where she translated the bark patterns into a roll for a player piano by having them digitally cut in, to see what kind of sounds would result. When played, the scroll has an unexpected “score”: the phrasing, polyphony, and rhythm seem deliberately composed and modern. This project allows us to hear the “music” of the birch tree, and reminds us of the inherent logic that exists in all of nature’s patterns.

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Carlos Estévez: Plenilunio at Enlace – Arte contemporáneo, Lima, Perú

June 16 – July 31, 2015

Galería Enlace Arte Contemporáneo
Av. Camino Real 1123 San Isidro, Lima 27 – Perú 

Galeria Enlace Arte Contemporaneo and Carlos Estevez are pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, Plenilunio. The show’s title refers to the full moon as a symbol of illumination. The moon not only brings about an essential cycle in our existence, but it also illuminates the deep corners of our minds. Through sixteen canvasses and four drawings, Carlos Estevez hopes to share his illuminated vision of life, particularly of a recent and prolific period in his career.

The works examine various themes such as spiritual journeys, the search for success, family ties, among others. These themes are explored through visual representations that mix symbols from music, animal morphology, and a series of lines which seamlessly bring together the figures or sometimes expand them.

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Anthony Goicolea group exhibition at the Magnan Metz Gallery, New York

June 18 – August 7, 2015

Magnan Metz Gallery 
521 West 26th Street,
New York, NY 10001

A Weekend in the Country

Curated by Paul Laster

Magnan Metz Gallery is proud to announce the opening of A Weekend in the Country, a group exhibition of contemporary artists Jude Broughan​, Ernesto Caivano, Anthony Goicolea​, Ellen Harvey​, Jason Middlebrook​, Donna Moylan​ and Spencer Tunick​, curated by Paul Laster.

Together, these artists explore a dialogue between landscape and abstraction.

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Green Machine: The Art of Carlos Luna, at Frost Art Museum, Miami

June 13 – Sept. 13, 2015

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17 Street
Miami, FL  33199

One of the foremost contemporary Cuban artists, Carlos Luna is part of a generation of artists who embrace their strong Cuban heritage and traditions but have reinvented themselves along the way.

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Pavel Acosta: PRESENT WORKS, at Guttenberg Arts, NJ

June 5 – July 1, 2015

Opening reception: Friday June 5th, 7pm-9pm

Guttenberg Arts
6903 Jackson St,
Guttenberg, NJ 07093

Join us Friday June 5th for the opening reception of “Present Works” by Pavel Acosta on display at Guttenberg Arts.

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Luis Gispert, Aqua Regia, at OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

May 29 – Jun 27, 2015

Opening reception
Friday, May 29
7-9pm

OHWOW Gallery
937 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

OHWOW Gallery is pleased to announce Aqua Regia, Luis Gispert’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, presenting a series of two-dimensional works, each comprised of quasi-asphalt slabs embedded with varied strands of gold chain. Concepts surrounding American culture and the fetishization of value have inspired the artist’s work over the years, and those interests continue to serve as the basis from which all his ideas evolve. Regardless of the visual vehicle used to interpret his acumen, Gispert’s sensibility is always palpable.

The work presented in Aqua Regia translates through visual and tactile methods. Densely black planks appear interrupted by channels of delicately metallic line in a nonobjective abstract manner. Arriving at a closer proximity, these works of expressionistic gesture disclose to the viewer: they confess not to be minimalist paintings, as Gispert’s panels reveal a particular style of line. Each piece serves as a sample of analysis, identifying marks associated directly to this artist’s hand.

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons in group show at the NC Museum of Art, North Carolina

Apr 4, 2015 – Sep 13, 2015

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
East Building, Level A, Photography Galleries

Director’s Cut features a selection of photographs from recent gifts to the Museum in honor of Dr. Lawrence Wheeler’s 20th anniversary as director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

These gifts are a significant addition to the Museum’s photography collection and feature iconic images by many ground-breaking photographers of the 20th century, along with innovative works by contemporary photographers. Ranging in date from 1967 to 2013, the photographs depict a wide variety of subject matter, including Elvis conventions, minor league baseball, self-portraits, the southern landscape, and views of Cuba and New York. The photographers in the exhibition explore an array of photographic techniques and approaches, including traditional gelatin-silver prints, digital prints, Polaroids, and straight photography as well as overtly manipulated and constructed images.

Artists in the exhibition include Uta Barth, William Christenberry, Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Bill Jacobson, Simen Johan, Andrew Moore, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Kerry Skarbakka, among others.

 

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Wifredo Lam, José Parlá: Imagining New Worlds at High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

February 14 – May 24, 2015

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Wifredo Lam, José Parlá, Fahamu Pecou

The exhibition Imagining New Worlds is divided into three parts: a retrospective of the twentieth-century artist Wifredo Lam and responses to Lam’s legacy by contemporary artists José Parlá and Fahamu Pecou.

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Diango Hernández in group show “Birds, plants and a chair,” Düsseldorf, Germany

March 14 – May 8, 2015
Opening March 13

Kadel Willborn
Birkenstrasse 3
40233 Düsseldorf
 

Laura Lamiel, Björn Braun, Jürgen Drescher, Diango Hernández, Vajiko Chachkhiani

“Opaque Waters is the title of an installation mainly composed by two objects, both of a familiar nature to us all. At your left hand -if you are standing in front of the gallery wall in which they hang from- there is a stretched fragment of a 1940’s table cloth that has been mounted on a heavy plexiglass, with same measurements, both the table cloth and the plexiglass, give you the impression that ‘something’ is hidden between them. The other object is a Hi-Fi sound amp that hangs from the wall as a picture frame does. In this case the amp is disconnected from the power so it is in silence, its only function is to be the support of a printed image, a digitally generated map of all Atlantic retired hurricanes.” Diango Hernández

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Teresita Fernández at Almine Rech Gallery, London

November 4- December 20, 2014

Almine Rech Gallery
11 Savile Row, 1st floor,
Mayfair, W1S3PG London

From Artdaily.org

LONDON.- Inspired by the landscape and natural phenomena as well as diverse historical and cultural references, Fernández presents a group of new works for her second exhibition with Almine Rech Gallery that collectively demonstrate her remarkable ability to transform materials into unique perceptual experiences.

This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London. Fernández’s new Golden paintings, made with India ink on reflective metallic panels, continue the artist’s inquiries into materiality, landscape painting, mining, the connections between the cosmos and the subterranean, and the cultural significance of gold.

The thick, visceral layer of ink marks on top of the mirror-like surface explores painterly conventions of figure-in-the-landscape by superimposing the viewer’s own distorted reflection into the image. Shifting reflections animate the landscape scenes into almost gestural, real-time cinematic dissolves where the viewer becomes engaged in the immersive, experiential quality the work.

Fernández’s intense research and investigation into the materiality of gold and the convention of landscape can also be seen in her large-scale exhibition of sculptures and installations titled As Above So Below, on view at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts through March 2015.

 

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Jairo Alfonso at Star Gallery, Guttenberg Arts, NJ

November 2014

Star Gallery
6903 Jackson St.
Guttenberg, NJ 07093

Guttenberg Arts is proud to present for the month of November the exhibition “568” featuring work by resident artist Jairo Alfonso.

The exhibition includes new work created during Alfonso’s Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts. The opening takes place on Friday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. with an artist talk at 8:30. The Star Gallery is located at 6903 Jackson St. in Guttenberg.

This exhibition will remain open for the month of November.

 

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Angel Delgado: Uncomfortable Landscapes, at B&B Art Exchange, Santa Monica, CA

Opening Reception: Saturday October 11th, 6-9 pm

Curated by Marisa Caichiolo

Co-curated by Evelyn Pener

B&B Art Exchange
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

“In his new series of paintings titled “Uncomfortable Landscapes” cuban artist Angel Delgado explores a theme constantly present throughout his work: the human condition and its relationship to the notions of freedom and identity. In this occasion, Delgado presents a series of paintings that far from the traditional idea of landscape, they constitute a view, indeed, but of rather a social panorama of what one would call modern societies. By juxtaposing everyday objects, aerial views of prisons and human silhouettes, the artist creates a composition that evokes a state of alienation. The individual seems utterly reduced to a series of social codes, to which he is, nevertheless, inextricably bonded.” (Patricia Ortega Miranda)

Artist webpage> http://www.angeldelgado.net

 

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