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Maria Martinez-Cañas in group show “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self”, at The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC..

Aug. 22, 2014  through April 12, 2015

The National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F Streets NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001

 
“Portraiture Now: Staging the Self” features the work of David Antonio Cruz, Carlee Fernandez, María Martínez-Cañas, Rachelle Mozman, Karen Miranda Rivadaneira, and Michael Vasquez, all artists of Latino background, who make us aware of how identities are constructed and negotiated via portraiture. Seeking to relieve portraiture of its charge to memorialize individuals and convey essential aspects of their identities, they use it instead to explore the ambiguities and changes in individual character. Theatricality is central to their inquiry, as they represent narratives remembered or imagined from their own family histories, or superimpose portraits of their loved ones over themselves, looking for what is shared or unique in individuality, searching like an actor for a character. As they present themselves in a staged manner, portraiture loses its aura of certainty, and becomes an evolving map for finding oneself and others.

Article on Art News

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Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

February 4 – May 14, 2014

Reception: March 17th, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The reception will include a special performance by artist Carmelita Tropicana

Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park
Boulevard West
Bronx, N.Y. 10468

Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos Pons, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea, María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morel, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.

Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.

Co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto. A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes.

RELATED EVENTS

Panel: In A Material World: Cubans Discuss Their America, moderated by Elvis Fuentes – March 18, 2014 – 6pm
Talk and Tastings: Cuban Cuisine, by a Havana Central Restaurant Chef – May 14, 2014 – 1pm

 

 

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Cuban Americans – Our America: The Latino Presence In American Art – Smithsonian Museum

October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2013

 

American Art Museum
8th And F Street NW
Washington DC
 

An exhibition opening next month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” will highlight a chapter of art history that remains a secret to far too many Americans.

Since joining the Smithsonian in 2010, E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Latino art at the American Art Museum, has had an ambitious mandate: to strengthen our holdings of Latino art and present that collection in a fresh way. “Our America,” which she curated, will display the results of that quest so far. It will include 92 works (by 72 artists), fully 63 of which have been acquired since 2011.

This exhibit is well represented by Cuban American Artists including Luis Cruz Azaceta, Maria Brito, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Teresita Fernandez, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Arturo Rodriguez, Emilio Sanchez, and Rafael Soriano.

link:>>Smithsonian Art Museum

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The Miami Art Fairs

December 6 – 9, 2012

This is the biggest week end for Art in Miami. More than 1,000 galleries will participate in more than 20 fairs.  There will be a good representation of Cuban American Artists. The biggest and oldest of these fairs is:

Art Basel
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

Galleries exhibiting Cuban American Artists at Art Basel are:

Lehman Maupin –  Teresita Fernandez

Lisson Gallery- Allora & Calzadilla, Carmen Herrera

Fredric Snitzer – Jose Bedia, Maria Martinez-Cañãs, Cristina Lei-Rodriguez

Lehman Gallery – Ana Mendieta

Rhona Hoffman Gallery- Luis Gispert

 

LInk:>>Art collecting.com

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Maria Martinez-Cañas: Photo Paintings at Julie Saul Gallery, New York

September 6 – October 20, 2012

Opening reception for the artist, Thursday, September 6, 6-8 pm

Julie Saul Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

“… Fifth solo exhibition featuring Maria Martinez-Cañas, comprised of large-scale, unique works that have been completed in 2011/12. Described as “Photo Paintings”, this body of work stems from an inversion of Sir Francis Bacon’s process, which originated in cinematic formats and photographic sources that were then turned into paintings. Martinez-Cañas takes his paintings as a reverse starting point; each unique work is of mixed media, incorporating image transfer, painting and collage onto wood veneer, measuring either 96 x 96 or 36 x 48 inches. Her new series, as those that have come before it, wrestles with origins, identity, perceptions and ideas of source, translating the inspirations that have empowered and informed her work into physical manifestations.”

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Maria Martinez-Cañas at Norton

March 22 – June 10, 2012

Outside/In:Florida Photographers

Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL

Maria Martinez-Canas is a Cuban-born, Miami-based artist whose works often deal with issues of identity and the process of creating art. The show includes black and white photogram totems inspired by Wifredo Lam in which she explores her heritage as a Cuban refuge and newer, more painterly works that pay homage to predecessors such as Eadweard Muybridge and Francis Bacon.

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María Martínez-Cañas solo show at Schneider Gallery, Chicago

September 9 – November 1, 2011

Schneider Gallery

230 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654

María Martínez-Cañas is celebrated as one of the most important and influential Cuban born American artists of today. By choosing not to use any of the traditional techniques in photography, Martínez-Cañas has remained dedicated to experimental methods throughout her career. Formally compared to the Dadaists, she has truly made the medium her own with her unique processes and exploratory advances within the foundations of the art.

Her career began in 1982 and has since been shown countless times across the nation. She has received many awards and commissions and continuously proves to be a primary contender in the contemporary art world.

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Outside Cuba

Contemporary Cuban Visual Artists

By: Ileana Fuentes, Graciella Cruz-Taura, Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Outside Cuba is the catalog of the exhibition of the same name which brings the first major showing of the work of contemporary Cuban Artists since the Museum of Moden Art in New York staged Modern Cuban Painters in 1944.

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Maria Martinez-Cañas, Bert Rodriguez, and Jose Bedia in group show M E R Z B A U – N O W at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

June 10th – July 11th

Opening Reception,
Friday June 10, 2011 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 NW 1st PL
Miami, FL 33127

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This June at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, we modestly aim to pay homage to Kurt Schwitters in our group exhibition MERZBAU – NOW. In this group exhibition we will present works by artists Maria Martinez-Canas, John Bock, Michael Vasquez, Christian Holstad, Ida Ekblad, Bert Rodriguez, Mauricio Gonzalez, Yasue Maetake and Jose Bedia. Kurt Schwitters’ comprehensive influence on art history resonates with each of these artists uniquely. While each of the participating artists has a distinctive style of their own that has surely evolved since the early 20th century, cohesively their collages, sculptures, photographs, and installations are intertwined with the multidimensional artistic relationships that Kurt Schwitters himself explored.

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Maria Martinez-Cañas in group exhibit RECENT ACQUISITIONS – NY Public Library, New York

Now through Thursday, June 30, 2011

Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Photographs

NY Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018

In conjunction with the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building’s Centennial, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs will feature a small selection of recently acquired works on paper. The Division boasts holdings of nearly one million prints and photographs, offering a vast range of images dating from the origins of each medium to the present day. Far from static, these collections continue to grow through a combination of purchases and gifts.

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María Martínez-Cañas at the Freedom Tower – 2010

By Roni Feinstein

In the photograph titled Doll, a figure in old-fashioned dress appears to float gracefully in a dark, shadowy space. But as soon as the viewer becomes aware of the structure of María Martínez-Cañas’s “Lies” series (2005)—scenes of violent death distorted to near illegibility—the fanciful-seeming image is seen to depict a woman lying dead on a carpet.

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A 20-Year Cuban Art Collection

By Brett Sokol
January 2011

“We’re sitting in a renaissance!” Ricardo Pau-Llosa happily thundered to the crowd seated before him, gesturing to the artwork hanging inside downtown Miami’s Freedom Tower. “What more proof do you need?” It was hard to argue with Pau-Llosa’s evidence.

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