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Cremata Gallery is pleased
to present
at arteamericas

Booth # 912

an exhibition of paintings by DEMI
one of the most critically acclaimed
Cuban-American
artists in the United States.

DEMI: Paintings

March 2 -March 5, 2012

arteamericas
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida

 
DEMI, Volviendo a Cuba #3, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 38 x 50 in

God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3-4

DEMI: in search of beauty and strength

The Cremata Gallery is pleased to present at arteamericas an exhibition of paintings by DEMI, one of the most critically acclaimed Cuban-American artists in the United States. The exhibition is an extensive body of work, executed within the past five years by a painter known for her mastery of color, light, and texture. The exhibition will open on Friday, March 2 at 5p.m. for the private preview by invitation only and will continue until Monday, March 5.

DEMI comments, “I draw great inspiration from Genesis, the first book of the Bible, and its creation story in which darkness and light represent the opposing forces of good and evil. These pictures are my interpretation of this elemental struggle, and the search for beauty and strength that informs my life and my work.”

DEMI, Blue Birds, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 36 in

DEMI’s work is highly acclaimed and has been widely exhibited and published.
She has been represented in group and solo exhibitions for more than 25 years, and often uses her work as a forum to raise awareness for children’s rights. Since 1998, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has been collecting DEMI’s primary records (correspondence, notebooks, drawings, photographs, catalogues). In 2009, DEMI was personally invited by the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Miguel Diaz, to display one of her works in the U.S. Embassy residence in the Vatican City.

One of her paintings, Two Artists and Their Children of Their Imagination, will be on view for two and a half years as part of the prestigious Art in Embassies program. Established in 1963, the U.S. Department of State’s office of ART in Embassies plays a vital role in our nation’s public diplomacy through a culturally expansive mission, creating temporary exhibitions and permanent collections, artist and cultural exchange programming, and publications.

DEMI, Girl With Butterflies, 2010, 60 x 36 in

DEMI’s biography, artist statement and images of her paintings has just been included in the prestigious Feminist Art Base of the Brooklyn Museum Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, together with renowned women artists as Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Pilar AlbarracIn, Sara Charlesworth and Andrea Bowers.

DEMI’s works are featured in many public and private collections worldwide and have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in Switzerland, France, Panama, Puerto Rico and the United States.


arteamericas
March 2 through 5, 2012
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida.
 
Cremata Gallery Booth #912

 

Dates & Hours:
Preview Party, by invitation only, March 2nd: 5 – 11
Saturday March 3rd :12 – 10
Sunday March 4th: 12 – 9
Monday March 5th: 12 – 5
Admission:
$ 12 at the door; Free from 12 – 2 daily

 

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