MAXOLY / Latin Art Core

cordially invite you to
the Opening Reception of

Agustin Cárdenas.
“As Nimble as a Dragonfly”

as André Breton said about Cardenas *

on Friday April 27, 6 – 9 pm

1600 SW 8th St.

Miami, Fl 33135

Little Havana

*Known as one of the last Surrealist artist, Cuban artist Agustín Cárdenas was once described by André Breton as having an artistic touch that was "as nimble as a dragonfly".

Persistence Intime, 1989, Bronze 1/8

April 27 – June 27, 2012

Agustín Cárdenas. Sculptures.
The renowned Cuban sculptor Agustin Cárdenas, a descendant of slaves from Senegal and the Congo, was born in Matanzas in 1927 and died in Havana in 2001. The artist’s work reflects both his adherence to Surrealism and his Afro-Cuban heritage, he is considered one of the greatest Cuban sculptors and one of the last artists to join the Surrealist movement in Paris.

Spatial Ligth, 1989, Bronze, 1/8

Cárdenas was interested in depicting the female form, the intimacy and proximity in human relations in a totem morphology style. Through his life he worked with a variety of materials, including wood, bronze, granite and marble. As an earlier creator of site-specific works, Cárdenas was one of the first artists to create monumental sculptures with minerals native to the site. He is generally considered the precursor of abstract art in sculpture.

Tete 1975. Black Marble
Maxoly/Latin Art Core
Maxoly/Latin Art Core Core was founded in Miami in 2000 by Máximo Sarracino and Israel Moleiro. The gallery features historic and contemporary works by Cuban and Latin American artists, who range from mid-career artists to major art historical figures like Portocarrero, Lam and Pelaez. It exhibits, promotes, sells and offers appraisal services for visual art works from XIX and XX Centuries.

The gallery has a selected inventory of museum quality pieces that are also representatives of the best years of work of the each one of the artists: Cuban Masters as Cundo Bermudez, Carlos Alfonzo, Mariano Rodriguez, Rene Portocarrero, Victor Manuel, Agustin Cárdenas, Amelia Pelaez and Wilfredo Lam., and also Contemporary Cuban artists as Tomas Sanchez, Servando Cabrera Moreno, Pedro Pablo Oliva, and Antonia Eiriz.

Maxoly/Latin Art Core is a cultural icon interacting with the best of the artistic and cultural tradition in Miami. It is located in the heart of the historical district very well-known as “Little Havana”, also as Calle 8 in Spanish, inserted in the middle of the cultural crossroads that is Miami itself, surrounded by a cinemateque, restaurants, cafeterias, stores, cultural and community centers, and everything else reflecting the wide spectrum of ethnic backgrounds in Miami.

1600 SW 8th St.
Miami, Fl 33135
Little Havana
305 631 0025
Mon – Sat : 11 a.m. – 7 p.m

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