Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live! @ Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables [1 September]

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live!

18:00 - 22:00

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Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Join us for the public opening of «Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows» and “Annette Turrillo: Sublimations”, featuring live music, dance performance by Peter London Global Dance Company, cash bar and free admission to all Museum exhibits.


«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 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 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. This exhibit is generously sponsored by CINTAS Foundation, Withers Worldwide, and The Keyes Company.

Featured artists:
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

Venezuelan-French artist Annette Turrillo is featured in this solo exhibition “Sublimations” curated by art historian and professor Dr. Carol Damian. Annette Turrillo focuses on themes of reflection and retrospection as she observes the human condition and its place in the universe.

“Sublimations” is based on Turrillo’s personal concerns and research. She focuses on the power of awareness by means of art through reflection of the individual (introspection), the onlooker’s spiritual essence, and consequently, the projection of his or her surroundings, in society and life. The plastic element is transformed into densely knitted interpretations, in which the spectator participates. With this exhibition, she intends to give recognition to the brave, hard-working women that have contributed to our current conception of the contemporary woman.

She focuses her work on the continuous gender equality advancements that have been achieved and those that have yet to come. She hopes that in doing so she is able to redeem the women that had previously been overlooked by history due to societal constraints and gender based obstacles. Keeping this history of sublimation on the forefront of public consciousness, ensures that new generations of women have even more opportunities to develop their roles completely in society.
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