Merrick Circle Members and invited guests are invited to a preview reception of Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows, featuring music, refreshments, and remarks from the curator. Join us as we debut the first exhibit of the season in the beautiful Fewell Gallery. RSVP to Ingrid Lugo at 305.603.8067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The selected works range from the pioneering geometric abstraction of Rafael Soriano, Mario Carreño and José Mijares executed in Cuba in the 1950s, the subsequent concrete art of Carmen Herrera and constructive experiments of Zilia Sánchez produced in the diaspora, to the hard-edge abstraction of Fernando García from the 1980s and the more recent multi-dimensional installations by Cuban-Americans María Martínez-Cañas, Leyden Rodríguez Casanova, and Vanessa Díaz, to name only a few. Together, the works featured in this exhibition – each with their distinct pictorial propositions and conceptual approaches to form, space and materiality – map how modern and contemporary artists in Cuba and in the diaspora have engaged with and challenged non-representational practices from mid-century to the present.
This exhibit is organized by the CINTAS Foundation, presented by Coral Gables Museum and curated by doctoral candidate Elizabeth Cerejido.