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Rocío García Exhibition Opening Night
FUNDarte and CCEMiami present “Rocío García: Beyond eroticism”. This is the artist second solo exhibition in the city of Miami as well as her first retrospective to date.
García, as curator Elvia Rosa Castro said, “is not only one of the best Cuban artists of all time; she is also a cult artist. Influenced by the sequential nature of film and comic strips, as well as her arsenal of imaginary musings, García creates stories in which the plot unfolds subtly between one canvas and another. While the homoerotic theme is one of the discursive platforms for approaching subjects that transcend it, and although her work is not limited to this topic, it must be noted that no other artist in the Cuban art scene, male or female, within or outside of the island, has even remotely broached this subject with García’s honesty, efficiency, and courage”.
Rocío García Nuez was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, in 1955. She studied at the San Alejandro Academy of Arts in Havana between 1970 and 1975. Later, in 1976, she received a grant to study at I. Repin Saint Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in the former Soviet Union. In 1983, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. Rocío is one of the most renowned artists of contemporary Cuban painting and has taught art for over 30 years at her alma mater in Havana. She has participated in dozens of collective exhibitions, and organized more than 30 personal exhibitions, in Cuba and abroad. Institutions, inside and outside of Cuba, have granted her prestigious awards and artist residencies. She lives and works in Havana.
Opening Reception, Thu. May 24th from 7 PM – 9 PM.
Exhibition continues Fri. May 25 – Fri. June 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Gallery open Monday – Friday closed at weekends.
WHERE: Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami), 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.
ADMISSION: FREE admission