Tag : cuban american art

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Group show PRIMERA REVANCHA, at Pinta Miami

Dec 1 – Dec 4, 2016

Curated by Omar Pascual Castillo

Pinta Miami  Booth B29
318 NW 23rd St,
Miami, FL 33127

Featured artists:

Alejandro Aguilera, José Bedia, Ariel Cabrera, Carlos Cárdenas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Ofill Echevarría, Alexis Esquivel, Tomás Esson, Flavio Garciandía, Maykel Linares, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Geandy Pavón, Segundo Planes, Juan Miguel Pozo, Ernesto Pujol

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FALL SEMESTER 2016 public lectures, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Wednesday, Nov 16 – Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Institute of Contemporary Art
4040 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, FL 33137

Fall Semester invites you to its second iteration of public lectures and open forums happening from Nov. 16—18, 2016.

Fall Semester brings together a diverse group of theorists, critics, researchers, and interested individuals to engage in multifaceted discourse on contemporary society and culture. Through public lectures and a digital platform, the second iteration of Fall Semester addresses current intersections of what constitutes the self. After discussing Miami as a globalized city in its inaugural session in 2014, Fall Semester now turns its focus to the city’s inhabitants, those directly affected by current social and economic change.

Fall Semester is the project of artists Felice Grodin, Odalis Valdivieso, Angela Valella, Marcos Valella, and Antonia Wright. Collectively they have developed an organizational strategy to unite the contributors’ discussions into a cohesive program providing a platform for both speakers and attendees. The project arose from their concerns with global issues which have influenced their individual practice and research.

 

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LUIS CRUZ AZACETA: Swimming to Havana, at Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York

November 5 – December 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Lyle O. Reitzel
139 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002, USA

 

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Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Sept 16, 2016–Jan 2, 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight is the first museum exhibition of this groundbreaking artist in New York City in nearly two decades. Focusing on the years 1948 to 1978, the period during which Herrera developed her signature style, the show features more than fifty works, including paintings, three-dimensional works, and works on paper. It begins with the formative period following World War II, when Herrera lived in Paris and experimented with different modes of abstraction before establishing the visual language that she would explore with great nuance for the succeeding five decades. Many of these works have never been displayed before in a museum.

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Armando Guiller: Patterns and Beauty at William Paterson University, New Jersey

September 6 – October 14, 2016

Artist Talk: Armando Guiller
Thursday, October 6
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Court Gallery

William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

New Jersey-based sculptor Armando Guiller investigates the aesthetics found in the principles of geometry and nature in the exhibition Armando Guiller: Patterns and Beauty, which will be on view at the William Paterson University Galleries from September 6 through October 14, 2016.

The exhibition, in the Court Gallery of the University’s Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, features Guiller’s sculptures from the “Free Matter,” “Helical,” and “Spiral” series, which reveal the influence of such artistic movements as Constructivism and Minimalism as well as Newtonian and Euclidian principles. Trained as an artist and mechanical engineer, Guiller is fascinated by “finding the patterns that surround us and in some way guide us.”

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Anthony Goicolea’s “Shadow Projection,” at Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

August 13, 2016 to September 3, 2016

MONTE  CLARK GALLERY
#105, 525 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC
Canada
V5T 1E1

In Anthony Goicolea’s new exhibition “Shadow Projection,” the Cuban-American artist continues his investigation of portraiture, identity, beauty, and the grotesque in a series of mixed media works on double-sided frosted mylar film.

Goicolea’s “Shadow Projection Portraits” are presented as videographic images with black bars above and below, the letterbox format referencing the transference of wide format film to standard width video. Rendered as photo-like film stills in graphite and acrylic, the portraits further conflate the mediums of film, photography, and painting.

Borrowing the most visually compelling and striking characteristics from different portrait subjects, Goicolea repeats traditionally beautiful features in duplicate or triplicate until they morph or dissolve into hauntingly abstracted and deformed renderings of engineered faces. Each portrait is an amalgamation of different facial features cobbled together from semi-androgynous men and women, and the series has strong ties to the artist’s early self-portrait work. Traditional portraiture encourages the viewer to hone in on specific characteristics to identify a specific individual, while these portraits rebuke that instinct—it is almost impossible for the eye to rest on any one specific recognizable feature before it dissolves into the next layer of dislocated eyes, nose or mouth.

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Emilio Pérez in group show “Nature Pops!”, at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

July 12 – September 5, 2016

Exhibition Reception: Sunday, July 17, 2‒4:30 PM

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (Front Gate)  
Bronx, NY 10471-2899

A half-century after the emergence of Pop art as a revolutionary response to new norms of consumerism, Nature Pops!, Wave Hill’s summer 2016 exhibition, brings together work by artists who calibrate this movement in contemporary terms. Continuing to re-evaluate popular culture, particularly the increasing mediation of our experience by technology, artists question whether we can still have an authentic experience―even in the natural world. Interpreting nature and the environment through a populist lens, Nature Pops! includes recent work that is especially relevant in an age of digital overload and environmental crisis. Presenting the show at Wave Hill, a stunning garden and cultural center located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, adds particular depth and dimension to the discussion.

Image: Space Face (F1/S3), 2014, Unique screen prints with original hand-cut stencil drawing, 28 1/2” x 23 1/2” each. Courtesy of the artist.

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Ariel Cabrera in group show “EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED – Year 5”, at Krause Gallery, New York

July 9th – Aug 31st 2016

Reception: July 9th – 6-8pm

Krause Gallery 
149 Orchard St. south 
NY, NY 10002

Krause Gallery will give new and emerging artists the opportunity to show in a gallery setting as well as display the new work by the galleries established artists.

“We are encouraging all artists to explore a creative approach with their new works”. The exhibiting artists range from national to international with a broad range of mediums. From Ben Frosts satirical jab at consumerism to Hanksy’s tongue and cheek puns, “Emerging to Established” plans to capture a snapshot of the current contemporary art scene.

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Félix González-Torres in Milano

May 20 —July 20, 2016

Massimo De Carlo gallery
Via Giovanni Ventura 5
20134 Milano – Italy

This exhibition will be the first solo presentation of the artist’s work in Milan since an exhibition at Massimo De Carlo in 1991.

“The failure of conceptual art is actually its success. Because we, in the next generation, took those strategies and didn’t worry if it looked like art or not, that was their business…So I do believe in looking back and going through school reading books. You learn from these people. Then, hopefully, you try to make it, not better (because you can’t make it better), but you make it in a way that makes sense. Like the Don Quixote of Pierre Menard by Borges; it’s exactly the same thing but it’s better because it’s right now. It was written with a history of now…”

Felix Gonzalez Torres, interview with Robert Storr, ArtPress, 1995
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Teresita Fernández Lights a Fire in the West

By Alanna Martinez

From Observer.com

Teresita Fernández knows how to light up a room, and she’s done just that inside the front gallery of Anthony Meier Fine Arts in San Francisco. The century-old house inside which Mr. Meier’s gallery is located has been set ablaze by Ms. Fernández’s fiery handiwork, which features a smoky landscape rendered in charcoal and a glittering inferno made from thousands of glazed ceramic tiles.

Ms. Fernández is widely known for her large-scale experiential installations, the most recent being a 500-foot mirrored canopy for New York’s Madison Square Park which was experienced by nearly 50,000 people each day during its nine-month run.

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LIKE IT OR NOT by Arturo E. Mosquera at Farside Gallery, Miami

April 14 through June 12, 2016

Walkthrough
May 13, 2016   8-10 PM

Farside Gallery
1305 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Curated by Angela Valella

At the heart of the exhibition Like it or Not, is Arturo E. Mosquera’s fascination with the city, the local social, the art collection and the cultural scene that he has been surrounded since his early years.
A significant body of work conceived and produced at different intervals of the artist’s life will be on display; while they vary in medium and technique, these pieces share traces of the powerful repertoire with which the artist constructs his system of ideas and images.

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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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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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Jorge Rodríguez Gerada: How One Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

From Crane.tv

Urban painter, sculptor and creator of monumental land art, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is an artist working against the divisive forces that are pulling contemporary society apart.  His most recent mural in Barcelona, called “Panorama”, is a composite portrait that combines features from 10 women in the city’s Sant Martí neighbourhood. The result, an “everywoman”, represents and celebrates the contributions of women to community life.

 

The huge mural – painted on a wall 33 feet across and more than 90 feet high – was part of the Open Walls Conference 2015 and is one of his Identity Series, which he started in 2002 when he moved to Barcelona from New York City. The artist started painting murals of anonymous locals not only to question the controls imposed in public space, but to comment on consumer messages by using the the same strategic positioning and size of a billboard to create a counter commentary.

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Freedom and Ambiguity: An Interview with Julio Larraz

From Art Fuse

By Graham McLean

With an ease and precision that comes only from a lifelong dedication to one’s craft, it is no wonder why so many consider Cuban born artist Julio Larraz to be one of the most important Latin American artists working today. Larraz creates monumental works of art that are majestic and refined, but still somehow accessible. His works, though painted naturalistically, are often highly imaginative, and this duality is what draws the viewer in.

Larraz has had an impressive career dating back to the 1960s when he drew political caricatures for the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Vogue Magazine, and other publications. He is the recipient of an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and his work can be found in museums, galleries, and private collections all across the globe. I had the great honor of speaking with Larraz about his work and what he thinks his art means.

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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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Learning Through Performance: An Evening with Ernesto Pujol, at SVA, New York

Thursday, March 17 | 6:30PM

School of Visual Arts
335 West 16th St Fl 1,  New York
 

MFA Art Practice presents site-specific performance artist, social choreographer and faculty member Ernesto Pujol discussing his practice. Pujol is known for his silent, durational, walking performances as portraits of people and places within familiar landscapes and architecture that have nevertheless become invisible. His performances have often served as mausoleums or monuments to forgotten or remembered but unresolved social issues, which have been mourned or reflected upon during the experience. He is the author of Sited Body, Public Visions: Silence, Stillness and Walking as Performance Practice and numerous anthologized essays.

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Jorge Pardo Speaks at ICA, Miami

Friday, March 18, 2016 7pm

Palm Court
140 NE 39th St
Miami Design District
Miami, FL 33137

ICA Speaks: Jorge Pardo will take place at Palm Court in partnership with the Miami Design District.

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents ICA Speaks, a series of lectures highlighting artists from the museum’s permanent collection. ICA Miami welcomes Jorge Pardo, a sculptor whose body of work reflects the complex relationships between architecture, sculpture, design, painting, and drawing.

Jorge Pardo (b. 1963, Havana, Cuba) frequently blurs the lines that separate disciplines, presenting a fundamental challenge to the relationship between artwork and viewer. Characterized by this dynamic interaction, Pardo’s oeuvre invites audience expectations to define the way which each work is perceived and interpreted

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HERNAN BAS: Bright Young Things, at Lehman Maupin Gallery, NY

March 10 – April 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10 6-10pm

Lehman Maupin
536 W 22nd Street
New York                            

New York, February 16, 2016—Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Hernan Bas’ Bright Young Things, the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring new paintings on canvas and paper.  Bas draws from a pool of references found in art, poetry, religion, mythology, film, and literature. In this recent series, he turns his attention specifically to 1920s London, and a group of young, bohemian aristocrats that emerged post-World War I. The artist will be present for an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 PM.

 

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GLADYS TRIANA’S ‘REFLECTIONS OF SHADOWS’ at Cervantes Institute, NY

Opening and Reception: Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 7 pm

March 3 – 18, 2016

The opening reception will feature a special commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Ricardo Viera

Instituto Cervantes Gallery
211 E 49th St, NYC

A unique exhibit by internationally acclaimed and multi-faceted Cuban artist Gladys Triana, who during her long career has excelled in painting, sculpture, etching, and photography. This solo exhibit, Reflections of Shadows, includes a video trilogy, as well as a selection of four of her photography series since 2008.

Throughout her artistic trajectory, Triana has continuously renewed and reinvented her language, particularly through photography, as a means of expression and reflection on the human condition. In her photography, the artist transforms small objects from daily life into irreconcilable sculptured shapes, creating an iconography that speaks eloquently about our fragile surroundings in our journey through this world.

Co-organized by Instituto Cervantes and Cuban Cultural Center

Presented with the support of Cuba Art NY

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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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GEANDY PAVON’S ‘THE CUBAN AMERICANS’, at the Instituto Cervantes, NYC

February 4 – February 20, 2016

Opening and Reception: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7 pm

INSTITUTO CERVANTES GALLERY
211 E 49th St, NYC
 

The Cuban-Americans, a solo photo exhibit by Geandy Pavón, one of the most critically acclaimed Cuban-American artists of his generation, opens a month-long program of Cuban culture events at Manhattan’s Cervantes Institute. For this series, Pavón follows in the tradition of Robert Frank, whose seminal book, The Americans, unveiled a more nuanced and certainly less congratulatory view of American society.

The opening reception will feature a special commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Alejandro Anreus. 

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Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive Films, at Galerie Lelong, NY

February 5 – March 26, 2016

Opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6-8pm

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

Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive Films is the first full-scale gallery exhibition dedicated to Mendieta’s filmworks in New York. Revealing aspects of Mendieta’s practice that are not as widely known as her ritualistic investigations of body and landscape, the exhibition demonstrates Mendieta’s technical innovations and her singular approach to the medium. The fifteen filmworks comprising the exhibition—nine of which have never been seen before—are newly transferred from their original media to digital formats. These transfers reveal detail and a vibrancy of color and contrast, while preserving these critical works for future generations.

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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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Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón: Cardinal Points, at Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, New York

November 25th, 2015 – January 16th, 2016

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro New York
529 West 20th street, 9th floor,
New York, NY 10011 

Group show curated by Vicky Romay and Frances Sinkowitsch

“Cardinal Points” features Cuban artists Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón. What has stayed in the past and drags the agonizing transit of time, the search of what has been forgotten and the eagerness to confront new experiences, risking the unpredictable has been the motive of the expression and sensibility of the human being under the kaleidoscope of art.

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