Tag : Rafael Lopez Ramos

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Rafael Lopez-Ramos: CHROMATIC APORIAS, at MOCA Proyect Gallery, North Miami

September, 19 2015   7-9pm

Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami
Joan Lehman Building
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161

 

In Chromatic Aporias the artist includes realistic renderings of tropical fruits paraphrasing the gaze of colonial Art; the syncretism of Afro-Cuban religious symbols and Catholic images; and the Revolution’s propaganda iconography. Now he adds typical Americana popular culture characters, and esoteric symbols related to the American political tradition. The carnivalesque mixture of such dissimilar narratives may connote the cultural, philosophical and political paradoxes faced by the Cuban soul today, in a contemporary reenactment of the Aristotelian concept of Aporia: the equality of contrary conclusions.

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Short Story: group show at Juan Ruiz Gallery, Miami

Thursday, 24 July, 2014 to Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Juan Ruiz Gallery
301 NW 28th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

Short Story includes eleven Miami-based artists curated by artist Rubén Torres Llorca. The name of the exhibition comes from the small format of all pieces in the show. Each piece has its own short story told by its respective artist.

The following artists are featured in Short Story:

Esteban Blanco
Pip Brant
Carol K. Brown
Randy Burman
Liliam Domínguez
Kathleen Hudspeth
Mary Larsen
Rogelio López-Marín
Rafael López-Ramos
Rubén Torres-Llorca
Lucy de la Vega

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Rafael López-Ramos in group show Alpha & Omega at Arevalo Gallery, Miami

April 25- 26
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

April 27 – 28
by appointment

Arevalo Gallery
151 NE 40th St. Ste. 200.
Miami FL 33137
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“Twelve” at Jorge Mendez Gallery, Palm Springs, California

Friday, December 6th from 6-9pm

Jorge Mendez Gallery
756 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California

Artists:

Rafael Lopez-Ramos
Jorge Llamos Gonzalez
Benjamin Dominguez
David Correa
Claudia Mazzucchelli
Hugo Rivera
Miguel Angel Mendez
Roney Fundora
Dante Horoiwa
Lazer Fundora
Rafael Hayashi
Marianela de la Hoz
 
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Rafael López Ramos: DON’T SWALLOW YOUR GUM @ CUBAN AMERICAN PHOTOTHEQUE, Miami

Saturday, September 21 -Bird Road ArtWalk

7:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Cuban American Phototheque Foundation
4260 SW 74 Ave.
Miami, Florida 33155 
The Bird Road Art District 
 

The Cuban American Phototheque Foundation is proud to present Rafael Lopez-Ramos’ solo exhibition Don´t Swallow your Gum, displaying new digital works that approach photographic images as found objects while appropriating printed materials that fall into the interest field of his Wonderland series, by turning a high-resolution scanner into a peculiar camera obscura. A multilayered image emerges from this process, giving place to a new graphic object that is beyond the classic “ready-made” notion as it is actually closer to a remodeled construction, an altered piece of clothing or a refurbished electronics: old objects to which a cluster of new meaning and qualities are insufflated.

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Rafael Lopez Ramos at ArtLink

September 14 – October 15, 2013

 

ArtLink Gallery
Wynwood Art District
130 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL
 
The ArtLink Gallery is pleased to present Miami based artists Ileana Tolibia and Rafael Lopez-Ramos, who will share space in a two-person exhibition that brings together the contrasting themes of their outstanding works, which seem to be forever inseparable, allowing us to peep at once into the deepest roots of nature and mankind, as an indissoluble part of her.
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Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat

June 6th – September 6th 2013

The 8th Floor
17 W 17 Street
New York, NY

Curated by Rachel Weingeist and Orlando Hernández

A series of events celebrating baseball and Cuban culture will take place throughout the summer, including film screenings and artists’ talks. To inaugurate the exhibition, an artists’ reception will be held on Thursday, June 6th from 6-8 pm.

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Lopez-Ramos – WoNdErLAND

July 7, 2012 to August 25, 2012

Opening July 7 –  7 to 11 PM

17 Frost Art Space
17 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This event features the recent works of artist Rafael Lopez-Ramos and a musical presentation by Lenna Pierce at 8:00 pm, and Roberto Poveda at 9:00 pm.  All this is part of the symposium Havana, Miami, Brooklyn: A Convergence of Art and Music.

Lopez Ramos artworks are usually structured on multiple visual and semantic layers of contrasting iconographies from which a concept emerges. For his Wonderland series, Lopez Ramos has resorted to found objects, mostly containers/labels of consumer goods, and pornographic images, all of which morphs into a sort of palimpsest when superimposed on abstract expressionist backgrounds.

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“It’s not the Economy but the Epistemology”, a group exhibition curated by Rafael López Ramos – Collage Gallery, Miami

Opening reception: Saturday, December 17, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Exhibit runs from December 17 to January 20, 2011

Collage Gallery

154 Almeria Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134

“It’s not the Economy but the Epistemology”
(7 metaphors on endings and beginnings in a new age of old crisis)

A group exhibition by contemporary artists Néstor Arenas, Mariano Costa Peuser, Juan-Sí González, Frank Guiller, R. López Ramos, Evelyn Valdirio, and Ramón Williams.
(curator: R. López Ramos)

The exhibition focuses on the current scenario of financial crisis in North America and Europe, not as a mere disease but as a symptom of wider dysfunctional patterns clearly rooted outside the economic field.
The title of the show rephrases the famous Clintonian presidential campaign motto “It’s the economy, stupid”, though emphasizing the fact that even when the crisis manifests itself as a financial one, it is just the tip of an iceberg whose submerged body possesses a rather epistemological nature.

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Cuban artists in group show MADE IN THE USA / Mano Fine Art, Miami

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 16, 2011
7:00-10:00 pm

Mano Fine Art

4225 SW 75 Avenue (2nd Floor)
Miami, FL   33155
305.467.6819

Featured Artists:
Atlas, Toa Castallanos, Billy M. Duffo, Daniel Garcia, Antonio Guerrero, Vince Herrera-(Bad Panda), Richard Kurtz, Lopez-Ramos, MANO, Tony Mendoza, Aurora Molina, Janet M. Muller, George Rodez, Cesar Santalo, Patricia Sowers & Wilson

The exhibition examines shifting boundaries between the origins of creativity and American ingenuity. Sixteen artists with ties to South Florida; collectively create an interpretive, visual perspective for viewers to reflect on what it means to be “made” in the U.S.A., a question that resonates even more poignantly in today’s environment. The work ranges from figurative abstraction to sculptural hybrids of re-purposed objects and two-dimensional work, to video and performance art.

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Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas – The Journey of the Conquest

Nikisi Project-Miami

By Rafael López-Ramos

Art Pulse Magazine

Coinciding with the Art Basel Miami Beach fair, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas presented his personal show The Journey of the Conquest at the Nkisi Project space, curated by Bernardo Navarro with the collaboration of José Bedia. Since the mid-1980’s, Cárdenas’ work has been characterized by exquisite and ironic artistry, which has served him as much in representing the eschatological and social themes he exhibited at the 1989 Havana Biennial; as in capturing the tranquil urban and architectonic reflections that he now presents to us.

Metaphors relating to construction and architecture have been a constant in his oeuvre since the end of that decade. Let us recall, for example, Construir el cielo, the painting where a half-finished, blue, brick wall on a black background cast an ironic glance at the contradictions of institutionalized utopia; while the piece of body art Mi casa es mi cuerpo -black and white photograph of the artist with bricks drawn on his torso and face- made reference to social conflict stemming from the lack of housing in densely-populated major cities, such as Havana.

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The Fragments of Desire in Rafael López-Ramos’ Recent Works

By Gerardo Muñoz

The city as the utopian and phantasmagorical axis space of Modernity, finds itself in a crisis that, although taking into account both, the moral and economical crisis of the West, has altered its hegemonic and monumental contours in order to become a space for the fragmentary discourses of cultural differences within our own global culture.

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