This exhibition gathers a selection of paintings by local contemporary artist Juan Henriquez. In the works, the organic, energetic strokes of a rich palette and loose compositions contrast with the titles, made up of very concise phrases, often imbued with humor. As mini stories, they open a window to the artist’s universe of references and widen the spectrum of associations in the mind of the viewer. Henriquez says: “The sequence of actions in the work’s execution is a string that holds itself together. Spots and strokes are shaped and coupled, creating a gestural and visceral narrative of my daily life and my immediate pleasure. Color adds sound and creates graphical situations in which I immerse myself expecting a more narrative than aesthetic result.“
*The name Caribbee Club derives from Coral Gables’ founder, George Merrick’s fishing resort called the Caribbee Colony, in Matecumbe Key – the business venture he launched after he was forced out of his beloved city in the late 1920s. This project aims at supporting the artistic vision of our local creatives who keep alive important cultural elements of the city and its surroundings; one of the Museum’s main priorities. Local artists working with local themes are usually on display at the Frank Lynn Gallery for three months.