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Cuban-American Sculptor Carlos Luna ‘s Piece is Restored

The Art Restoration Project from the Bank of America has been providing grants to museums since 2010. They have awarded monetary prizes to museums in thirty-six countries. Their latest benefactor is the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, California. The museum plans to restore four of its most prized sculptures, which have been weatherworn. One of these pieces from their outdoor collection is “War Giro” from Cuban-American sculptor Carlos Luna.

Luna’s monumental bronze sculpture from 2005 stands over seven feet tall. The double sided figure represents duality, a common theme in Cuban exile art. One side of the piece is a hat-wearing skeleton with outstretched limbs. On the front side is a man with a Cuban flag, representing his Cuban identity. The figure’s sombrero is adorned with a rooster, which alludes to masculinity in Latin American culture. On one hand is the all-seeing eye of an orisha, derived from Santeria. The other hand contains a diety named Elegguá, known to aid individuals in choosing between traditions of the past and innovations of the future. Luna donated the sculpture to MOLAA.

An exile from the island of Cuba, Luna expresses the internal struggles of a displaced artist in his work. The Cuban-American sculptor was born in 1969 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He graduated from the National School of the Arts in Havana in 1987. The artist began experimenting with art when he immigrated to Mexico in 1991. As a result, his artwork showcases Mexican imagery like skeletons, which allude to their belief in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. He has also had success in other mediums like painting, drawing, and ceramics. He moved to Miami in 2001 and currently resides there with his wife and three children.

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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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Carlos Luna – Heather James Fine Art

Carlos Lunas is featured in:

Heather James Fine Art
45188 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

 

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Carlos Luna fashions the “skirt of the year”

Cuban artist and fashion- Carlos Luna along side the Italian designer Daniela Gregis created the 2009 “skirt of the year”.  The skirt, a fabric sculpture that you wear, serves as a countdown to December 25.

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CARLOS LUNA- Paris

October 12 to 16, 2011

Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais

Champs Elysées, Paris

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Carlos Luna at Heather James Fine Art Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming

Tuesday, August 30 at 4:30pm – September 30 at 11:30pm

Heather James Fine Art Gallery Jackson, Wyoming

Expanding on the current mission of Jim Carona and Heather Sacre of Heather James Fine Art, and curated by acclaimed Los Angeles curator, Chip Tom, the Jackson gallery will continue to create dialogues between different art forms, time periods and genres through a broad range of exhibitions in nontraditional environments influenced by the surrounding landscape, light and other significant features of the area that uniquely represents Jackson.

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Carlos Luna – Los Decorados

Palm Desert, CA

JANUARY 15 – MARCH 20, 2011

Heather James Fine Art
45188 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

The exhibition Carlos Luna: Los Decorados is comprised of a stunning installation of new oil paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and dozens of ceramic plates by the acclaimed Latin-American artist.  Additionally, throughout the gallery, Luna will create custom wall paintings as background designs that will unify the installation into a passionate display of imaginative ornamentation.

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Aluna Art Foundation – Jorge Camacho

December 15, 2012 7:30 PM

 Aluna Art Foundation;
172 West Flagler Street,
Miami, FL 33130 

Aluna Art Foundation will present “Sketches”, a unique book conceived to understand the artistic process of Jorge Camacho, the unforgettable Cuban Surrealist painter who reunites the mythical bequest of Ancient America with the modern legacy of the Avant-Garde, in an oeuvre that expands the magic space of the Surrealistic creation. This Object-Book edition was coordinated by Carmen Elias with texts by the legendary Surrealist poets André Breton and Joyce Mansour, the artist and critic Mario Carreño, and also with texts by writer Carmen Elias, the art critic Carlos M. Luis, the artist and independent curator Surpik Angelini, and his wife Torgia, for whom Camacho creates paintings such as Le Désert.

Carlos M. Luis, Angelini and Torgia, will be presenting this amazing book with 170 reproductions of pencil sketches and 80 color reproductions, printed in 150-gram stucco matte paper with a hardcover in a total edition of 500 volumes.

 

Link:>> Aluna Foundation Facebook

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Houston Fine Art Fair Results

The second annual Houston Fine Art Fair returned for an eagerly awaited encore. With 12,000 enthusiastic art lovers. With the rousing success in show attendance and impressive art sales, Houston is now becoming recognized as the new cultural gem of the US – home to major museums, a thriving gallery scene and a strong base of passionate collectors and patrons.

Carlos Luna participated with Art Of The World Gallery

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Paraísos, purgatorios e infiernos de Ana Albertina Delgado

CARLOS M. LUIS
ESPECIAL/EL NUEVO HERALD

31 julio 2011

Ana Albertina Delgado (La Habana, 1963) transita libremente por los confines de su mundo imaginario, en los dibujos que actualmente está exponiendo en Farside Gallery. Los trazos a veces tenues de sus hallazgos, sorprenden nuestra mirada. Porque se trata precisamente de sorprender, como siempre ha ocurrido en las intrincadas fantasías que se le ocurren a los primitivos, a los niños y a esos que solemos llamar lunáticos. En otras palabras: a los verdaderos poetas. Sus dibujos coloreados, o los realizados a tinta, exhiben las aventuras prodigiosas que van transportándola por otras comarcas, creando personajes y animales con la vara mágica de sus lápices. Sabemos que esas visiones obedecen a un subconsciente poblado por arquetipos que tanto le gustaban a Jung mencionar. ¿Y qué son esos arquetipos sino los restos que van quedando de un sueño colectivo que la humanidad ha perdido? Su recuperación (parcial), sólo se encuentra en las manos de poetas como Ana Albertina Delgado, que ha elegido el camino que nos proponen los cuentos infantiles para lograrlo. Pero no nos engañemos: sus cuentos no son inocentes. La lectura de sus dibujos, que uno tras otro despliegan efectos oníricos que producen su contemplación, así lo confirma.

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