Tag : Cuban American artist

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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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Teresita Fernández: FATA MORGANA, at Madison Square Park, NYC

From TimeOut New York

Over the past 15 years, artist Teresita Fernández has created more than a dozen public art projects that put the viewer in the role of both spectator and performer. Recalling natural phenomena, her evocative installations, which could be called conceptual landscapes, often rely on optical illusions that become more magical with repeated visits. She talks about her new piece, Fata Morgana, at Madison Square Park, and the earlier works that led to it.

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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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Pavel Acosta and Juana Valdes, Summer 2015 Guttenberg Arts Residents.

JUANA VALDES

My artwork is a multi-disciplinary practice that combines the process of printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramic. It integrates the social-political discourse within the art object to analyze relationships between contemporary and historical imagery and their connection to the social, political and economical dominance of the cultures that produce them and their impact on cultural memory.

PAVEL ACOSTA

All my work revolves around stealing. In Cuba, after graduating from the Higher Institute of Art and with little access to unaffordable art materials, I stole dry paint from the crumbling city walls and the objects around me to do collages of recycled paint on paper and canvases. I wanted to survive as an artist in the same way people does in Cuba – smuggling the State resources within the black market as the way to compensate for low salaries and scarcities. I was interested in exploring the boundaries between destroying something, or commiting a crime and creating, as well as the concepts of etics and morality within my society.

Guttenberg Arts is dedicated to promoting the visual arts by providing practicing artists with the space and time to develop their work while engaging with the public. Guttenberg Arts aims to increase opportunities for supported artists by expanding their community through artistic collaborations and promotion to curators and collectors in the tri-state area.

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada sets Terrestrial Interventions from Buenos Aires to San Antonio

Ninna Azzarello
Designboom

Cuban American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada shares his latest works — a series of three portraits set within geographically diverse locations and using various artistic techniques. San Antonio, Texas — Paris, France — and Buenos Aires, Argentina are the home to Rodríguez-Gerada’s new works for his ‘terrestrail series’ and urban mural.

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Revision: Angel Delgado at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

April 18th to June 27th, 2015

Aluna Art Foundation
1393 S.W. 1st. Street
Miami Fl. 33135

Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective

Aluna Art Foundation inaugurates a new headquarter in Little Havana, Miami, on April 18th of 2015, conceived as a space for art and culture to generate new dynamics in the sector and in the city.

Delgado incorporates sculptures and drawings from the last decade, with media such as soaps, trays or sheets derived from the practices of survival from prison. It also presents serigraphs inspired by an alphabet invented then and large paintings about forms of oppression in a dizzying and globalized world but corroded social indifference. This show will take place with the release of several exhibitions dedicated to the concept of Parrhesia, a term which in ancient Greek meant “speak the truth,”- and the contradictions between censorship and the exercise of freedom of thought in artistic creation and literary.

 

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Christian Duran, Rubén Torres Llorca and Yolanda Sánchez in group show, “Aesthetics and Values,” FIU, Miami

April 15, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Opening reception: April 15  6 – 9 pm

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Florida International University, Modesto Maidique Campus
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199

The Honors College at FIU presents Aesthetics & Values, its annual student organized and curated exhibition. This year’s exhibition features works in a wide variety of media by nine South Florida based artists: Julie Davidow, Christian Duran, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Aramis Gutierrez, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Ruben Torres Llorca, Pepe Mar, Yolanda Sanchez, and Robert Thiele. This exhibition is the culmination of the Honors College seminar; in which student from all disciplines examine the role that visual arts play in the social and cultural dialogue of contemporary issues. Come see this dynamic collaboration between artists and students at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

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Teresita Fernandez at McNally Jackson Books, SoHo, NY

Friday, April, 3, 2015 7:00 pm

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince StNew York,
New York10012-3309

Join artist Teresita Fernandez and essayist Eliot Weinberger for a discussion of the artist’s MASS MoCA exhibition and accompanying publication As Above So Below. On view until April 6th, Fernandez’s exhibition, her largest solo to date, comprises immersive installations across widely varying scales, from the panoramic to the intimate. Wienberger, who wrote his new essay collection A Calendar of Stones for the exhibition catalog, will introduce and interview Teresita.

Teresita Fernandez‘s work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. She is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In late April this year, her monumental public art project, Fata Morgana, will open in Madison Square Park.  

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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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Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Great Hall Exhibitions series- Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

March 30 – May 1, 2015

Opening Reception: March 30, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Institute of Fine Arts
The James B. Duke House
1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075

An installation of two artworks by Felix Gonzalez-Torres will be featured this spring as part of the Great Hall Exhibitions series at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Organized by Katharine J. Wright and Susanna V. Temkin, this installation pairs two works encompassing different media and conceptual practices that speak to major themes in the artist’s oeuvre. The manifestable candy piece “Untitled (Placebo-Landscape-for Roni)”, 1993 and the static photographic work “Untitled” (Natural History), 1990 offer a point of access into overarching strategies that the artist employed throughout the course of his career. The two works will be on view daily, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, from March 30 – May 1, 2015.


This installation was made possible by the generous support of Eileen and Michael Cohen
.

Great Hall Exhibitions

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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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Pavel Acosta in group show “In Praise of Folly”, at the New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, New York

February 27 – March 25, 2015

NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present a group exhibition In Praise of Folly, curated by Jin Y. Hwang Coleman and including work by Pavel Acosta, Hong Seon Jang, Marc Oosting, Lior Shvil, and Ghost of a Dream. In Praise of Folly, inspired by the famous book of the same title by Desiderious Erasmus, focuses on the works by artists who challenge our belief system and dogma in a satirical, humorous and witty way.

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Carlos Estevez: Reliquary, at Pan American Art Projects, Miami

March 6 – April 25, 2015

Opening reception: Friday, March 6th, 6-8 pm

 

Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd. Ave.
Miami, Fl 33127

 

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Luis Mallo: Interruptions, at Praxis International – New York

Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015   6-8 pm

Jan. 8 – Feb. 21, 2015

Praxis New York
541 West 25th Street,
New York, NY
 

Luis Mallo presents in this exhibition a group of visually arresting images meant to stimulate us to question notions of familiarity. With this series Mallo wants us to understand that the manner in which we perceive our surroundings is contingent by nature. Most of what we see and experience is illusory and therefore, deceptive. His scenes reveal this illusory nature by offering partially concealed and most often perplexing representations of the surrounding landscape and its various props.

For Mallo, Interruptions is not an outcome, but a vital process, a way of looking that may offer a fresh perspective. As previously done with other series, he invites us to look deeper and unearth that which lies latently waiting to be discovered under the veil of familiarity.

 

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Abelardo Morell: Some Recent Pictures at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Through Dec. 20 

Edwynn Houk Gallery
745 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10151

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Abelardo Morell (American, b. Havana, 1948). Following his inaugural exhibition in 2013 with Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zurich, this show marks the artist’s first exhibition at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. The sixteen large-scale photographs on view will highlight the scope of Morell’s most recent subjects and his continued experiments with perception.

Reveling in the expectations of the photographic process, Morell’s work is charged with discoveries concerning optics, aperture, exposure, and most notably, camera obscura. Since 1991, Morell has been using the camera obscura to effectively turn entire rooms into cameras: the outside world is transposed onto the interior, creating unexpected and often surreal imagery.

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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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Glexis Novoa – Painting on Canvas, at Juan Ruiz Galeria, Miami

Thursday, 16 October, 2014 to Saturday, 22 November, 2014

JUAN RUIZ GALERÍA
301 NW 28th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

Painting on Canvas is Cuban artist’s Glexis Novoa’s first solo exhibition at Juan Ruiz Gallery, specifically noteworthy for the following two aspects:  the artist’s revisiting of an early period interrupted by exile in the mid 1990s and the context in which the work was created, Havana, where the artist recently set up a studio after a twenty-year hiatus.  Novoa’s return to the formal qualities of the Etapa Práctica [the Practical Stage] and to the specificity of the Cuban context reveals poignant aspects of contemporary Cuban art today and the artist’s place in it.

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TRIBUTE: Luis Castaneda, Carlos Cardenes, and Roberto Koltun at Cuban American Phototheque Foundation, Miami

11/15/14 to 1/15/15

Opening: Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7pm

Cuban American Phototheque Foundation
4260 SW 74 Ave
Miami, FL 33155
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Hernan Bas exhibit: Youth and uncertainty rendered confidently

10/23/2014

From Miami Herald

The early works of one of the great artistic talents to emerge from Miami in the past few years are the subject of a new solo exhibition at YoungArts, “New Perfumes, Larger Blossoms, Pleasures Untasted: Hernan Bas and the Natural World.”

Bas, a YoungArts graduate in Visual Arts, was one of the first artists to gain international recognition from the recent arts renaissance in Miami. Working predominantly in painting, he became known for his depictions of adolescence inspired by classical imagery and literary movements.

He maintains residences in Miami and Detroit. “I spend a good deal of time in Detroit, but I have a studio in Miami as well,” he wrote. “Detroit offered affordable spaces that are increasingly hard to come by in Miami, and it’s nice to get away from the craziness that living here can stir up.”

Early in his career, the artist caught the attention of major gallerists and collectors, including Donald and Mera Rubell, who have since acquired a large body of his work and staged shows drawing from their collection — including the one at YoungArts.

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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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Abelardo Morell: Some Recent Pictures at Edwynn Houk Gallery, NY

October 23 – December 20, 2014

Edwynn Houk Gallery

745 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10151

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Abelardo Morell (American, b. Havana, 1948). Following his inaugural exhibition in 2013 with Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zurich, this show marks the artist’s first exhibition at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. The sixteen large-scale photographs on view will highlight the scope of Morell’s most recent subjects and his continued experiments with perception.

Reveling in the expectations of the photographic process, Morell’s work is charged with discoveries concerning optics, aperture, exposure, and most notably, camera obscura. Since 1991, Morell has been using the camera obscura to effectively turn entire rooms into cameras: the outside world is transposed onto the interior, creating unexpected and often surreal imagery. In Camera Obscura: Late Afternoon View of The East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014 (pictured), the New York City skyline floats over two mysteriously lit doors and the two worlds are flattened into one imaginary place.

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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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IN MEDIAS RES José Parlá at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Chelsea, NY

September 12 – October 18, 2014

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011

IN MEDIAS RES is a chronicle of Parlá’s life, beginning with his childhood and including his extensive travels around the world. Through choreographed, painterly works, the artist creates impressions of life-altering moments that have impacted his art making process.

The artist’s distinctive method of conceptual and abstract storytelling unfolds and insists on its own vivid layers. The material densities of the works infuse the imagery with a sense of visual narration. Parlá’s paintings exist somewhere between transcription and revelation – the accumulation of words, signs and markings evolve into a complex and unpredictable symphony. Time is very much at stake, and each image is an effort to demarcate the passing of time.

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Swampspace’s Oliver Sanchez on Collaborating with Art Stars

By Carlos Suarez De Jesus

Tue., Jul. 29 2014 at 10:30 AM

In 2006, Oliver Sanchez transformed the implausible into reality. “I tarred and feathered a classic Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible,” the unpretentious and soft-spoken 55-year-old Cuban-American recalls. “The hardest part of the job was finding the right type of feathers, but we finally settled on goose down after going through a bunch of samples ranging from plain chicken feathers to the more exotic and ornate.”

Sanchez defiled the Rolls for a Wynwood exhibition by two Scandinavian artists, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, who aimed to erect a monument to art-world avarice. In the years since, he has become the go-to guy for making artists’ visions a reality. He has created works for big-time locals such as Daniel Arsham, Bert Rodriguez, Naomi Fisher, Bhakti Baxter, and Typoe, as well as established international names.

 

 

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Jorge Pardo in group show Contemporary/Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

August 31, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 

Contemporary/Modern brings together a selection of significant painting and sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. Works in the exhibition date from 1958 to 2014, and together highlight the persistent influence of modernism. Featuring eleven works by eight artists of national and international renown: Helen Frankenthaler, Guy Goodwin, Frederick Hammersley, Josiah McElheny, John McLaughlin, Jorge Pardo, Larry Poons, and Lucas Samaras.

www.sbma.net

 

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