|MAXOLY / Latin Art Core Gallery
cordially invite you to
the opening reception
in presence of the artist of
Pedro Pablo Oliva
on Friday October 25, 7 â€“ 10 pm
1600 SW 8th St.
October 25, 2013 – January 7, 2014
“Pedro Pablo Oliva (Pinar del Rio, Cuba, 1949) is among theÂ most outstanding artists in the Cuban art scene of allÂ times.
Over more than four decades his scrutiny toÂ circumstances of time and place has been combined with aÂ imagination and sensitivity without peer, forging a work rich inÂ technical mastery and emotional depth conceptual consistencyÂ that overflowed the ideological framework of the “generation of the certain hope”Â in the 70s,Â to engage with the cultural, social andÂ politics of his country from a continually renewed andÂ absolutely personal perspective, where present, remembrance and dreams amalgamate blurring its borders.
His proverbial anti gregariousness and iconoclasm, the controversial approach to his subjects and his idiosyncratic graphic style, full of lyricism, sensuality andÂ sense of humor pivoting between the Cuban vernacular, theÂ avant-garde and classical spirit which weighs rooted painting,Â drawing and craft making, without ever giving upÂ experimentation, have made him an “outsider” of as manyÂ trends there are, but always one of our contemporaries.
Oliva has created a vast private universe with its own bestiary andÂ mythology, a collection of melancholic landscapes and playful readyÂ in villages and circus tents, in gardens, patios and roomsÂ Cuban colonial style in wicker chairs and on the island coast,Â with spaces full of silent tension where embedded loversÂ and enigmatic madonnas, thoughtful children and adultsÂ playful, bureaucrats, sailors and heroes twilight, are allegoriesÂ of what for Oliva has meant living, loving, thinking and creating inÂ Cuba.
Latin Art Core invites to a synoptic journey through privileged areasÂ of this vast artistic itinerary, making dialogue betweenÂ key historic works and just Â finished pieces out-ofâ€“the-studio, in a displayÂ techniques, formats and subjects that provides an informed approachÂ to the work of Pedro Pablo Oliva. ” David Horta
MAXOLY/LATIN ART CORE
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 CÃ¡rdenas, Amelia Pelaez and Wilfredo Lam., and also Contemporary Cuban artists as Tomas Sanchez, Salvador CorratgÃ©, 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 â€œLittle Havanaâ€, 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.
|MAXOLY / Latin ArtÂ Core Gallery1600 SW 8th St.Miami, Fl. 33135Little Havana305 631 0025www.maxoly.com www.latinartcore.com|