OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th FROM 6 - 9 PM
Cuban historian Servando Gonzalez has founded in several books and articles the conspiracy theory that Cuba would have been an ally of his enemy during the mid-century. To illustrate his theory, the author often uses the ancient image of The Trojan Horse. Cuban artist Rafael Lopez-Ramos successfully captured this concept on a brilliant painting also titled "The Trojan Horse"; conceived as a symbol of the “Cold War” and the central role Cuba played on that mise-en-scene during the second half of the twentieth century.
Since then, the island gained an amazing relevance in our world in almost every field: sports, politics, science, and quite unpredictably through the ARTS. The Jorge Mendez Gallery brings together 10 contemporary Cuban artists in a dramatic group exhibition – The Trojan Horse. Inspired by Abstract Expressionism, Modernism, and Post Modernism each artist has developed their own evocative style – best described as surprising and thought-provoking. Their visual narratives characterized by energetic movement, saturated color, intense emotion and suggestive shapes, whether exploring the human figure, the landscape or a pure abstraction. And while they each work on their own canvas, collectively they expose and celebrate the untold truths of a nation’s journey.