08/24/13 - Palm Beach Post - Cuba focus of two new exhibits
Cuba is the theme of two new exhibits opening this week at the Palm Beach
Photographic Centre: "The Conflux Of Eternities: Historical Discourse in
the Work of Kadir López," and "An American Presence In Cuba."
López, the Photo Centre's new artist-in-residence, was born in Cuba in
1972, and graduated from Cuba's premier art school, Instituto Superior de
Artes in Havana in 1995. Besides the U.S. and Latin America, López has had
exhibits in Mexico, Spain, China and Italy.
In some of his recent work, his technique is to take old, battered American
signs, some of which have bullet holes, and paint, draw and print
historical images of Cuba on the signs. His collection also has pieces
using watercolor and acrylics, which combine burlesque and caricature.
The "American Presence" exhibit features a variety of photographs of
visitors to Cuba, ranging from movie stars and athletes to U.S. presidents.
One photo shows President Nixon in Marianao Havana.
Both shows run through Nov. 16.
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