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FOCUS

November 3 – December 31, 2020

MARIO ALGAZE

Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrates the culture of Latin America.

In 1960, at the age of thirteen, Algaze was exiled from Cuba with his family. He relocated to America and settled in Miami, Florida. Miami offered a rich cultural mecca that encouraged Algaze to travel throughout Central and South America. These trips allowed him a glimpse of belonging within a familiar culture.

In finding his identity after exile, he began photographing Latin America in the 1970’s while reconnecting with the feeling of home. His photographs embody the everyday of Latin life. Between his travels in the late 70’s, Algaze studied visual art at Miami Dade College. Algaze’s masterful command of light illuminates his street scenes that detail the struggles and victories of Latin culture.

Mario Algaze is the recipient of various acclaimed awards, including the Florida Artist Fellowship from the Florida Arts Council (1985), the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Photography (1991), the Visual Arts Fellowship and the SAF Artist Fellowship sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1992, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography.

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105-Year-Old Artist Carmen Herrera Has a New Mural in East Harlem

Carmen Herrera, the 105-year-old Cuban American abstract painter, has a new mural in East Harlem. Uno, Dos, Tres just went up on the walls of the Manhattan East Academy, a school on E. 100th Street. Painted by students from across the city, through a partnership with the arts and education nonprofit Publicolor, it’s a mesmerizing black-and-white optical pattern that’s two stories tall, and visible from the FDR.

When Herrera was approached to do the installation, what excited her the most wasn’t the mural itself; it was that students would be painting it. The students were supposed to paint the piece ahead of her birthday in May, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed the process. It took the students ten weeks to complete the mural, which is composed of 96 separate boards that were assembled on site.

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Cuban-American Master Embraces the Chaos of Covid

Cuban-American master Luis Cruz Azaceta has created five new pieces during the lockdown of 2020. The artist transmuted the chaos of the pandemic into his artistic vision. He addresses the “poetic window of the virus and its state of mutation; a cacophony of horror and beauty” in his Pandemia paintings.

“Luis Cruz Azaceta: Personal Velocity in the Age of Covid,” will be on display at the Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery in Santo Domingo from Nov. 26th, 2020 to Jan. 30th, 2021. In addition to the new pandemic pieces, the exhibit will include six retrospective pieces, which he produced from 2007-2019. All the pieces in the show are all connected through the artist’s iconography.

Born in Havana in 1942, Azaceta left the island in 1960 when he was a teenager . He immigrated to New York, where he graduated from The School of Visual Arts. Throughout his 40-plus year career, his works have reflected social issues including the AIDS crisis, the war in Iraq, and the migration of Cuban rafters.

His work has been displayed nationally and internationally, and he has won numerous awards from some of the most prestigious institutions.

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Carmen Herrera – Indoor and outdoor Exhibit

Carmen Herrera- exhibit indoor/ outdoor Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Buffalo Bayou Park.

“Structuring Surfaces” is at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston through January 18, 2021. Exhibit includes a 30 piece collection of her paintings, drawings, prints, wall sculptures, and objects. 

“Estructuras Monumentales” is at Buffalo Bayou Park through April 23, 2021.  The exhibition is the Houston debut of four recently completed aluminum sculptures that Herrera began in the 1960s.  

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Shifting Streams – Twelve Artists by the Hudson River

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in conjunction with the Bronx Council on the Arts, will present Shifting Streams – Twelve Artists by the Hudson River in a 3D virtual space that replicates The Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. The exhibit brings together a group of twelve artists of Cuban origins who live and work on the west bank of the Hudson River, New Jersey where they have settled at different times of their lives and careers. The surrounding waters of their lives have shifted from the warm waves of the Caribbean Ocean to the peaceful streams of the Hudson River. Various subjects can be discerned within the variety of mediums and creative processes of these artists such as: the exploration of domestic spaces, communities, dreams, the self; anthropological revisions of material culture, history, economy, art; the aesthetics found in the principles of geometry and nature, the embodiment of cultural processes as well as the recreation of imaginative realms.

SCHEDULE AND ONLINE PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

  • Opening – Wednesday, October 7, 2020
  • Panel Discussion – Artist Public Talk Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 5 PM
  • Closing – Wednesday, December 9, 2020

GUEST CURATOR
Meyken Barreto

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Jairo Alfonso
Douglas Arguelles
Kenia Arguiñao
Javier Caso
Sandra Cordero
Napoles Marty
Geandy Pavon
William Perez
Alain Pino
Pedro Valerino
Danay Vigoa
Vanessa Felnández

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NEW BEGINNINGS – CANY Online Gallery

New York, NY. Cuba Art New York (CANY), whose mission is to promote the work of Cuban American artists, is pleased to announce CANY Online Gallery and its coming inaugural online exhibit New Beginnings, Summer 2020.

After a hiatus, CANY is back with an invigorated vision and strategy. Our new endeavor, the CANY Online Gallery, comes at a time when the art community has been hit hard by the global pandemic.

New Beginnings, Summer 2020, will be on view from August 1st to August 31st at CanyOnlineGallery.org. It will showcase the work of eight talented Cuban American artists: Jairo Alfonso, Julio Antonio, Ángel Delgado, Alain Pino, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Baruj Salinas, Rubén Torres Llorca, and Pedro Vizcaíno, from different generations and with different approaches to artistic expression. They are connected not only by place of origin, culture, displacement and life experiences but by their exceptional talent. They are all powerful ambassadors of Cuban contemporary art.

New Beginnings, is the first of four annual exhibitions that CANY Online Gallery will organize every year, coinciding with the seasons. The gallery will also feature art for sale from past and future exhibits as well as donated works.

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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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