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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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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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Ariel Cabrera in group show “EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED – Year 5”, at Krause Gallery, New York

July 9th – Aug 31st 2016

Reception: July 9th – 6-8pm

Krause Gallery 
149 Orchard St. south 
NY, NY 10002

Krause Gallery will give new and emerging artists the opportunity to show in a gallery setting as well as display the new work by the galleries established artists.

“We are encouraging all artists to explore a creative approach with their new works”. The exhibiting artists range from national to international with a broad range of mediums. From Ben Frosts satirical jab at consumerism to Hanksy’s tongue and cheek puns, “Emerging to Established” plans to capture a snapshot of the current contemporary art scene.

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Zilia Sánchez at Galerie Lelong, New York – Interview

From ocula.com

April – June, 2016

In the 1950s, on a Havana rooftop and reeling from the recent passing of her father, Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926) had an epiphany. A gust of wind blew a hanging laundry sheet (the very one her father had been lying on when he died) against a pipe and a wall, and in its resulting form she discovered an entirely new approach to her work. She abandoned painting on flat surfaces and began pulling canvas tautly over oddly-shaped wooden armatures, creating curved peaks that opened painting up from its conventionally rectangular state. Introducing three-dimensional forms to her work, Sánchez’s shift challenged the preferred frontal view of artworks by interrupting the face-on gaze and coercing it around corners.

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GEANDY PAVON’S ‘THE CUBAN AMERICANS’, at the Instituto Cervantes, NYC

February 4 – February 20, 2016

Opening and Reception: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7 pm

INSTITUTO CERVANTES GALLERY
211 E 49th St, NYC
 

The Cuban-Americans, a solo photo exhibit by Geandy Pavón, one of the most critically acclaimed Cuban-American artists of his generation, opens a month-long program of Cuban culture events at Manhattan’s Cervantes Institute. For this series, Pavón follows in the tradition of Robert Frank, whose seminal book, The Americans, unveiled a more nuanced and certainly less congratulatory view of American society.

The opening reception will feature a special commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Alejandro Anreus. 

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Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive Films, at Galerie Lelong, NY

February 5 – March 26, 2016

Opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6-8pm

Galerie Lelong
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
 

Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive Films is the first full-scale gallery exhibition dedicated to Mendieta’s filmworks in New York. Revealing aspects of Mendieta’s practice that are not as widely known as her ritualistic investigations of body and landscape, the exhibition demonstrates Mendieta’s technical innovations and her singular approach to the medium. The fifteen filmworks comprising the exhibition—nine of which have never been seen before—are newly transferred from their original media to digital formats. These transfers reveal detail and a vibrancy of color and contrast, while preserving these critical works for future generations.

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Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón: Cardinal Points, at Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, New York

November 25th, 2015 – January 16th, 2016

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro New York
529 West 20th street, 9th floor,
New York, NY 10011 

Group show curated by Vicky Romay and Frances Sinkowitsch

“Cardinal Points” features Cuban artists Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón. What has stayed in the past and drags the agonizing transit of time, the search of what has been forgotten and the eagerness to confront new experiences, risking the unpredictable has been the motive of the expression and sensibility of the human being under the kaleidoscope of art.

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Ernesto Pujol in group show “Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection”, at El Museo del Barrio, New York

December 22, 2015 – December 4, 2016

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave.,
New York, NY 10029

This exhibition features a selection of recent acquisitions to El Museo’s permanent collection. It includes our most recent purchase, David Antonio Cruz’s Puerto Rican Pieta, a portrait of the artist and his mother, acquired thanks to a generous gift from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation. It is accompanied by another large-scale self-portrait by Alessandra Exposito, a gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, and a set of body cast sculptures by artist Rigoberto Torres (Puerto Rico), generously donated by artist and East Harlem resident John Ahearn. […] The artist is often present, as in a series of photographs by Ernesto Pujol.  […]  The exhibition highlights the importance and generosity of collectors, artists, foundations and other institutions in the growth and development of El Museo’s collection.

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CARMEN HERRERA ON HER CENTENNIAL, a celebration of Carmen Herrera’s life and work, at The New School, New York

An event co-sponsored by Cuba Art NY (CANY)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

7 pm

THE NEW SCHOOL
68 5th Ave. (& 13th Street), NYC
Room UL-105

FREE ADMISSION
Space is limited.
RSVP at: cccofny@aol.com

A celebration of Carmen Herrera‘s life and work on her 100th birthday year. After a lifetime of anonymity, Carmen Herrera is today one of the world’s most collectible living artists. Our celebration will consist of three documentaries, each produced ten years apart: the shorts Artist in Exile (1994) and Five Degrees of Freedom (2005), and a clip from The 100 Years Show (2015). The films include an in-depth interview with Ms. Herrera, covering her life in Cuba, her marriage, her time in Paris, her development as an artist, her relative obscurity as a painter until her later years, and her life in New York City today, already as an internationally recognized artist.

Welcoming remarks by Aurora de Armendi, director of our Visual Arts Program. The screening will be followed by a commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Alejandro Anreus, who will also entertain questions from the audience on Ms. Herrera’s career, her upcoming exhibits, and her continued contribution to Cuba’s cultural patrimony.

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