de ida y vuelta
Post #415 • November 24, 2004, 9:59 AM • 5 Comments
Not much time to pontificate today, but I want to mention a worthy little show at the Centro Cultural Español entitled "De Ida Y Vuelta (Roundtrip)." My Spanish is unforgivably bad, but I'm led to understand that the theme of the show is Cuban artists who have spent time in Spain before coming to America. I've pulled my favorites from the available images of work in the show - in order, Gustavo Acosta, Ramón Alejandro, and Nestor Arenas.
There was also a good Heriberto Mora, whom I would liken to Ignacio Iturria but with a cheerier color sense, and two sweet little watercolors of Adam and Eve (or someone much like them) by Arturo Rodriguez. (I'll scan them out of the catalogue if I find time today.) Upon looking at the Rodriguezes, I had a mental flash that I had seen his work in the Miami Herald when I was a kid, and thought how great it would be to be a painter. I owe this guy a cafécito, at least.