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So pleased to be part of Frost Museum’s iteration of “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago“. If you are in the Miami area, please join me for the opening reception on Saturday, October 13 from 4-7. Also, the show will be on view and there will be special programing events at the Frost during Art Basel Miami-
Cernuda Arte will be featuring several of my new works from my “Hecho En Cuba” & “Reconstructed Sights” series at their booth in Expo Chicago. More work from this series will be exhibited in my upcoming solo show with them that opens Friday, November 2. They produced a catalog for that show that includes an essay by FIU art historian Carol Damian.
ALSO, I will be giving a gallery talk about my work in the the exhibition (“Fluid Perceptions: Banyan as Metaphor”) starting at 1pm on Saturday, June 2.
Other artists talking about their work that day are (from left to right) Lisa Soto, Anvil Gosine, Edgar Endress, & (not pictured) Carlos Martiel…also in picture below, curator Tatiana Flores and participating artist Nicole Awai.
Show runs through April 27. bluespiral1.com
HECHO CON CUBA series at FSU’s MOFA
After returning from working on-site in Cuba, I was an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. While there, I was able to develop off-site works that were considering more conceptual approaches to the Cuban landscape, color/ perception, and painting from both Western and Caribbean perspectives. The FSU Museum of Fine Arts is showcasing some of these works for the first time. The show will be up through February 5. To read more about these works, please go to the link below:
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Cernuda Arte will be showing my new HECHO EN CUBA paintings this year. A solo show of these works will open May 4 but a sneak preview is up now. These paintings were made on-site in, in the iconic Pinar del Rio region of Cuba….I was trying to (as literally as possible) follow in the footsteps of the great Cuban landscape painters…while still trying to do my own Cuban-American thing.
You can see more of these works on my website:
RELATIONAL UNDERCURRENTS show extended through March 4.
In a new review of Relational Undercurrents James Scarborough writes, “WHAT IF I JUST HAD 20 MINUTES? Once you understand how banyan trees grow from seeds that land on other trees and, over time, germinate and strangle their host, you’ll better appreciate the incisive commentary of Lilian Garcia-Roig’s Fluid Perceptions: Banyan as Metaphor, 2016.”- January 29, 2018
Great to see that my painting was the first work prioritized to see if you only had 20 minutes to view the show-read the full review at: