Considered the architect of the exile communitys visual Cuba by curator Jesus Rosado, artist Humberto Calzada creates visually serene yet psychologically charged scenes of his native land, weaving the languages of architecture and nature to transport the viewer. Rich with elements of Cuban colonial and neoclassical architecture, Calzadas work explores the intimacy of memory, fear, and longing in a way that renders time motionless. The artist describes his paintings as spaces that might never exist physically but which are as real to me as the soil on which my soul is now planted, and the soil on which my heart still walks.
Tonight at 7:00, the Lowe Art Museum celebrates its First Thursdays LoweDown with Cuban mojitos served up by Bacardi, live music and snacks, and a guided tour of Humberto Calzada: In Dreams Awake. The exhibit celebrates 30 years of the artists career and features more than 70 of Calzadas poetically haunting works in what Rosado calls an archaeological exploration of the senses. The exhibit is on view through January 28.
Thu., Dec. 7, 7 p.m.