LA CUBANA Y EL CUBANO
It has been a rare and distinct honor to exhibit my art along side my father, Enrique Flores-Galbis and several other significant Cuban artists in an exhibition at the Copley Society of Art curated by Camillo Alvarez, curator of Samson Projects.
For the exhibition, I created a snarky series called, ‘ Lines Don't Lie’. Inspired by the current turbulent political campaign season, these playful pen and ink pictures, reference the idiosyncrasies of the political character and their bureaucratic jargon. My lines explore and critique the quirky cliches and Machiavellian gestures revealed in the political arena.
All works are Pen & Ink on Archival Paper, 9" x 11" framed. Each piece is for sale for $500.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing an original drawing
My favorite work of art by my father is La Cuna (pictured below) alongside a statement on the piece in his own words.
"La Cuna (The Crib) is a reflection on the all too brief gestation of the Cuban Republic— from the time that United States ceded control of the island in 1905, to the Revolution in 1961. Within the sheltering confines of the Crib there are images from Cuba’s History, tourism, American culture, as well as a reference to an iconic photograph of Fidel playing golf course where the Instituto Superior de Arts (ISA) would eventually be built. On the front panel appears a ghost-like image of Jose Marti, ever present poet and true father of Cuban independence."
My father, Enrique Flores-Galbis, was born in Cuba and came to the States in 1959 during a mass exodus of children called Operation Pedro Pan. I was spoon fed stories of his childhood growing up in pre-revolution Cuba. Through his stories, books and art I have garnered a connection with the island and my heritage. As a first generation Cuban-American, I do not bare the same scar tissue or deep seeded nostalgia as Cuban exiles, but the culture is a part of me and I am grateful for the opportunity to exhibited my work in this important exhibit.