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In "The Fire Next Time," Humberto Calzada tackles the destructive and regenerative properties of fire. The artist is best known for nostalgic, architectural paintings of Cuba that are freighted with the psychological drama of exile. Carol Damien, the Frost's executive director and chief curator, says the exhibit is a departure from Calzada's past work and will surprise those familiar with his oeuvre. "Humberto has created these stunning black paintings steeped with expanses of orange and red, wildly clashing with his serene views of Old Havana that were typically awash in soothing tropical hues," Damien explains. "Instead, these new paintings represent the danger of fire, the uncertainty of exile, and all the passion and fear fire entails."
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Oct. 16. Continues through Jan. 8, 2011