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Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows
August 31 – October 22, 2017
This exhibition explores the legacies 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 from the 1950s of Rafael Soriano and Mario Carreño, the concrete art of Carmen Herrera, the constructive experiments of Zilia Sánchez, and the hard-edge abstraction of Fernando García to the multi-dimensional installations by more contemporary artists such as, Teresita Fernández, 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 of Cuban descent 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.