Saturday, May 14, 2011

Colombian sculptor Gabriel Beltrán gets IDB bid to show 3D works in D.C.

"Spherelutelia" by Jésus Rafael Soto (1995)
Gabriel Beltrán, “Curvatur Especial,” International Development Bank (IDB): 23 May – 3 June, Washington, D.C.

Colombian Beltran is the only Latin American sculptor named by IDB for its annual exhibition of world-class sculptors.
Gabriel Beltrán inside one of his works
Known for his abstract and constructivist works, Beltran, according to an IDB news release, will display a number of his 3-D works, which explore his concept of space through shadow, geometric shapes, light and color.

Jésus Rafael Soto (1955 – 2004), retrospective, Haunch of Venison, New York: 6 May – 1 July.

Jorge Macchi, “Music Stands Still,” SMAK, Ghent: 30 April18 Sept.

Argentine artist Jorge Macchi continues a large show of his watercolors, sculptures, videos and installations at the Stedelijk Museum voorActuele Kunst (SMAK) in Ghent, Belgium.
"Music Stands Still" (140 x 40 x 30 cm each), Jorge Macchi
“I am annoyed that everyone thinks I´m a conceptual artist; for me, the work starts with an image, not an idea,” the Buenes Aires-based artist told The Economist on 27 April.

“The exhibition concentrates on Macchi’s artistic production over the last seven years supplemented by a smaller body of older work which acts as a sort of accent,” SMAK said describing the show on its website.

“Cinco de Mayo: Our Hispanic Heritage,” a group show at Colonnade Art Gallery and Studio, Pasadena, Calif., closes 29 May.

"The Word and the Labyrinth of Chronos," group ceramics show, Fayad Jamis Gallery, Cuban Embassy in Mexico City--ending 31 May.

The Cuban Embassy´s Fayad Jamic Gallery is named after Cuban painter and poet, who also served as Cuba´s cultural attaché in Mexico and who was born in Mexico and died in Havana.

Miguel Angel Botalin and Alberto Lescay, Cubadisco 2011 Honor Award: 10 May, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Aberto Lescay with one of his works

The two Cuban plastic artists received Santiago de Cuba´s highest cultural award at the annual Cubadisco fiesta (14 - 22 May), the Cuban News Agency reported.

Botalin, artist and academic, is known for promoting Cuban culture, while Lescay, primarily a sculptor, advances the heritage of mixed-race Cubans, CNA added.

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"Self-portrait," photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

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"Choice," photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)
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