Carlos Cesar Presented in Santa Monica, CA Group Show of Top Cuban Artists
Posted on October 12 2015
Beginning October 17th, Carlos Cesar Roman will be participating in a group show of Cuban artists in Santa Monica, California presented by the Santa Monica Art Studios at their ARENA1 GALLERY.
Curated by Sandra Levinson of New York City's Centre for Cuban Studies as part of the West Coast presence of the Centre's CUBAN ART SPACE, the show will feature mixed media works that make use of "recycled" materials.
According to Arena1's press release:
"Much of the art in this exhibition incorporates recycled and found materials, an aesthetic summed up by internationally renowned Cuban artist Roberto Diago this way: “During the economic crisis, we didn’t have the materials you need to paint like we were taught in school, so we adapted our art to what we could find.” He and other artists discovered that this experience in the ‘90s changed their art for the better, broadening their vision not only in the use of the new "found" materials, but also in new concepts.
Carlos will be in very good company, as the exhibition will feature many of Cuba's current leading artist, including:
Manuel Mendive, Mabel Poblet, Roberto Diago, Kadir López , Abel Barroso, Sandra Ceballos, Choco (Eduardo Roca), Aimée García, Ernesto Javier Fernández, Alberto Lescay, Joel Jover, William Perez, Ernesto Rancańo, Adrian Rumbaut
MADE IN CUBA!/HECHO EN CUBA! Recycling Memory and Culture will run from Oct. 17 - Nov. 21 2015.
Here are a few samples of Carlos Cesar's works in recycled materials and found objects from the Cubanocanadian collection: