Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows explores the language of abstraction and its many variants represented in the work of Cintas Visual Arts Fellows across different temporal moments and generations. The selected works range from the pioneering geometric abstraction of Rafael Soriano, Mario Carreño and José Mijares executed in Cuba in the 1950s, the 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 RodríguezCasanova, 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 independent curator and PhD candidate Elizabeth Cerejido.
Join us for a public reception during Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live, Friday, September 1, 6 PM to 10 PM.
This exhibit is generously sponsored by the CINTAS Foundation, Withers Worldwide, and The Keyes Company.
Ramón Alejandro, Carlos Alfonzo, Mario Bencomo, Humberto Calzada, Mario Carreño, Liset Castillo Valdés, Arturo Cuenca, Vanessa Díaz, Waldo Díaz-Balart, Rafael Domenech, Agustín Fernández, Fernando García, Enrique Gay García, Luis Mallo, María Martínez-Cañas, José Mijares, Gean Moreno, Glexis Novoa, Enrique Riverón, Leyden Rodríguez Casanova, Baruj Salinas, Zilia Sánchez, Andres Serrano, Rafael Soriano, Angela Valella, Katarina Wong