Time: August 24, 2013 from 5:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Downtown West Palm Beach
Street: Palm Beach Photographic Centre
City/Town: West Palm Beach
Website or Map: http://www.workshop.org
Event Type: exhibition
Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2013
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions focused on Cuba:
THE CONFLUX OF ETERNITIES:
Historical Discourse in the Work of Kadir López
Kadir López Nieves was born in 1972 in the Cuban province of Las Tunas. His talent was recognized at the early age of 12, when he was chosen to receive a formal art education, from grade school through graduate studies, as part of Cuba’s education system. He graduated from the prestigious Instituto Superior de Artes in Havana in 1995.
Like many artists of his generation, Kadir came to artistic maturity at a time when the image and illusion of the Cuban Revolution’s triumph was greatly diminished. Much of his work is inspired by a meditation on time: in blurring the lines between past, present, and future, he critiques the effects of progress, or lack thereof, on society in spiritual, economic, and political arenas.
AN AMERICAN PRESENCE IN CUBA
Featuring works by a wide variety of photographers, this exhibition will be a fascinating glimpse of pre-embargo Cuba with shots of island visitors from celebrated artists and athletes to U.S. Presidents, as well as movie stars and business tycoons.
Please join us for the Opening Night Reception with new artist-in-residence Kadir López on August 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this FREE event.
On View: August 23 - November 16, 2013