Join Gallery114@HCC Ybor City Campus for the opening reception of Hyphenated Nature on Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 5:00–8:00 p.m.
A talk by artist Lilian Garcia-Roig will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater, YPAB.
Who we are and where we are from—two seemingly simple inquiries—are complex territories for negotiation that shape the core of our personal identity. Florida-based artist Lilian Garcia-Roig (b. 1966, Cuba) uses landscape painting as a vehicle for examining notions like sense of place, belonging, and identity in both perceptually-based plein-air paintings and conceptually-based studio works. In Hyphenated Nature at Gallery114@HCC, Garcia-Roig displays her two approaches to landscape painting side-by-side, reconciling on-site works that capture dense, expressive vegetation with paintings made in her studio using Cuban soil. Seen through the lens of Garcia-Roig’s Cuban-American experience, these distinct bodies of work call to mind the intricate nature of one’s own attachment to time, place, and the lands we inhabit.
Check out some of the Reviews of the Tampa show at:
Tampa Bay Times- review by Maggie Duffy: https://www.tampabay.com/life-culture/arts/visual-arts/2022/02/10/artist-lilian-garcia-roig-explores-identity-through-landscapes-in-tampa/
83 Degrees- by Caitlin Albritton: https://www.83degreesmedia.com/forgood/highlights-for-what-to-see-in-Tampa-Bay-Area-arts-in-February-020122.aspx