By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
In the first painting, Bedia depicts a horned nature spirit firing thunder and lightning from its glowing eyes while astride a stylized steed galloping across the celestial vault.
Beneath the horse is a mottled sky, a swirl in a blinding gale. From along the bottom of the curved canvas's rim and up its edges on both sides, a modern metropolis's skyline appears under attack by the spirit's stormy wrath.
In mythological iconography, the cauldron often is emblematic of the forces of the unconscious mind. Bedia's painting of a city assailed like a modern-day Sodom or Gomorrah also seems to be raising the argument of man's encroachment on nature and lack of stewardship of his surroundings as does Cordero in his work.
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Bedia's other painting places a man and the stag he is hunting on far opposite sides of a forest clearing while a flock of birds observe the unpredictable outcome from above.
The image reminds one that from the cycles of life and death, faith can always experience a rebirth.
"Since its inception, and despite all odds, this community center has managed to keep faith alive," Duval-Carrié observes.