April 3 – May 31, 2014
Opening reception: April 3, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm
Featuring drawings by Jorge Lopez Pardo
& paintings by Jose Rodriguez
Jorge Lopez Pardo
Born in Trinidad, but living and working in Havana, Jorge Lopez Pardo has exhibited his images of alienation in Cuba, Spain, Mexico and Miami. He has won prizes and exhibited in prestigious art fairs. Painting and drawing isolated and sometimes suspended objects, often revealingly titled “Self-Portrait,” Lopez Pardo’s work obliquely captures the loneliness and sense of limbo— the neither here nor there— of living and working in contemporary Cuba. Using an exquisitely restrained palette and subject matter, there is a singular elegance and detail to the images that paradoxically speak not of beauty but of solitude._
With over 100 collective and 11 solo exhibitions, the quite power of Rodriguez’s surreal world have earned him a following recognized by juries and collectors alike. The past fifteen years have seen him winning top awards in both national and international museum competitions. He has represented his country at two international biennales (Central America and Caribbean) as well as having served as a judge at international competitions throughout Latin America. His work belongs to the collections of the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, the Museum of Art and Design in Costa Rica, as well as private collections in Spain, New York, Miami, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Italy and Morocco.