‘Re-Evolution': Work by Five Cuban Artists is Featured at Chashama

NEW YORK—The Cuban Artists Fund is showing works by five Cuban-born artists living in North America. The fund supports artists and promotes public interest in their work with events such as “Re-Evolution: Cuban Artists Somewhere North,” a group show on view at a Chashama space near Grand Central. The exhibit includes photographer Arvade (Toronto, Canada); Jesus Rivera (New Jersey), who works in a variety of mediums; Augustin Rolando Rojas (Toronto, Canada), who specializes in printmaking; César Alfonso (Union City, N.J.), an assemblage artist; and painter Raúl Villarreal (Verona, N.J.), who contributes four particularly expressive canvases that are inspired by family photographs and cultural identity.

“Re-Evolution: Cuban Artists Somewhere North” is on view at 655 3rd Avenue (between 41st and 42nd streets) from April 12 to April 27, 2012.

All photos by Arts Observer


Above, From left, “La crisis de la abundancia/The Abundance Crisis,” 2012 (oil on canvas) and “El pan de la vida cotidiana/The Bread of Everyday Life,” 2012 (oil on canvas) both by Raúl Villarreal. Top of page, Detail of “La crisis de la abundancia/The Abundance Crisis.”


“Stereopes,” 2012 (assemblage: SLR used in WW2, computer and digital camera fragments, wood and hardware) by César Alfonso. In background, Paintings by Raul Villarreal.


From left, “Bajando lentamente a tu mundo,” 2011 (mixed media) and Stop the Pain, 2011 (mixed media) both works by Jesus Rivera are 3-D.


From left, “Museogra-fiando (Protecting History),” 2012 (mixed media) and “Disyuntiva entre la casa, la balsa y la chibichana,” 2012 (mixed media) both by Jesus Rivera.


“Museogra-fiando (Protecting History).”


“Disyuntiva entre la casa, la balsa y la chibichana.”


From left, “Mindful,” 2011 (photographic print) and “Sin salida (Without Escape),” 2011 (photographic print) both by Arvade.


From left, “La crisis de la abundancia/The Abundance Crisis,” 2012 (oil on canvas) “Aguas superficiales/Shallow Waters,” 2012 (oil on canvas)

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