“Cuerpo Cubano/Cuban Body"

Art from Cienfuegos, Cuba

Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, 6:00-9:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Sunday, May 21, 2 pm

In Cuerpo Cubano/Cuban Body six visual artists residing in Cienfuegos, a city located in the southern center of Cuba, explore the human form from different perspectives, mediums and techniques, thereby transforming it into an expressive surface for the individual, his past and future, whether personal or societal. "The matter of the body continues to have a frequent presence in Cuban art," explains Cuban guest curator Liam Nodal. "It fashions a landscape, rich in imagery and endless convergences of dreams and challenges, and it becomes a pathway for the interplay between people and nations."

Painters Adrian Rumbaut and Elias Acosta, architects Camilo Villalvilla and Vladimir Rodriguez, and photographers Angel Peña and Omar G. Valenti.  Painter Rumbaut and Acosta take a more pictorial approach. Rumbaut combines the figurative with objects and symbols that coexist in unlike mediums and serve as boundaries, while Acosta progressively transforms his representations, leaning toward the abstract. Artworks by architects Camilo Villalvilla's and Vladimir Rodriguez's portray sociological concerns with an architectural flair. Photographers Angel Peña and Omar G. Valenti reflect on life and death, idiosyncrasy and faith, and the contradictions that exist between the simple and the elaborate. Artists Rumbaut and Villalvilla and exhibition guest curator Liam Nodal will visit San Antonio for the opening weekend of the exhibition.
Camilo Villalvilla
So, come join us for a magical tropical evening on Friday, May 19th, 6-9 pm, or attend one of our special related events:  
Sun, May 21, 2 pm: Gallery talk with visiting artists Rumbaut and Villalvilla and curator Nodal will moderated by Dr. Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado and author of  Cuban Artists across the Diaspora (UT Press, 2011).
Sat, June 3, 2 pm: Reading by Cuban American poet Jo Reyes-Boitel
Sat, June 24, 2pm: Gallery talk on Cuban/U.S. history by Dr. Catherine Komisaruk, Associate Professor of History at UTSA