Harts Gallery showing ‘Future Island’ exhibit
Published 12:00 am, Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Harts Gallery in New Milford is presenting “Future Island: Contemporary Art from Cuba,” through June 25.
A brunch and a program of Cuban music with OCHUN will take place June 19 at 11 a.m.
Tickets are $30.
The show features works by Jairo Alfonso, who explores material culture from an archaeological perspective; Belkis Ayón, who was a Cuban artist and lithographer; Roberto Diago, whose work addresses issues of racism, the African Diaspora and religion in Cuba; Carlos Quintana, who temperamental painter who works predominantly in large format, merging Cuban iconography with both contemporary and traditional styles of the East and West; and Fernando Rodriguez, who considers himself a collaborative artist.
It also features works by Alexandre Arrechea, whose series of rolled-up stainless steel skyscrapers, including many icons of the New York City skyline, are included; Tania Bruguera, who creates socially-engaged performances and installations that examine the nature of political power structures and their effect on the lives of society's most vulnerable individuals and groups; Carlos Estévez, who won the grand prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in 1995 and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors in 2015; Sandra Ramos, whose work is a reflection of the particular social reality of Cuba, a fundamental theme being the daily recovery of individual and social memory, tied to the everyday overcoming of difficulties; and José Toirac, who will showcase small gold leaf paintings on found scraps of wood.
The 20 Bank Street gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
For more information, call 917-913-4641.