An opening reception for artist Mark Guglielmo’s large-scale photo-collage exhibit “Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective” will be held during Arts Night Out on June 6th.
Each collage measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4×6” photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used. Culled from dozens of audio interviews Guglielmo recorded and conducted in Spanish, diverse Cuban voices and perspectives are presented on portable mp3 players. Curated by Waleska Santiago-Centeno, it is the New York-born artist’s second exhibition with the gallery. It will travel to Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba in January 2018.
Guglielmo visited Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa in July 2015 and Havana and Viñales in February 2016 before President Obama’s landmark trip to Cuba in March 2016, the first by a sitting US President in 88 years. In February 2017, Guglielmo returned to the island, this time to Cienfuegos and Trinidad de Cuba, just two months after the death of Fidel Castro. An homage to Cuba at this historic moment, this project chronicles a most dynamic people and rich culture full of heart and soul, melded in the crucible of isolation: geographically, economically and politically.
For more information please contact Mark Guglielmo, firstname.lastname@example.org
A.P.E Gallery – (413) 586-5553