Two Citizens of Utopia

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   Pictopía III: Still I Have A Dream , 2009. Oil on canvas, 63 x 93 3/4 in.

Douglas Pérez, Pictopía III: Still I Have A Dream, 2009. Oil on canvas, 63 x 93 3/4 in.

Flooding our eyes with overflowing depictions of their native city and country, Ibrahim Miranda and Douglas Pérez offer a previously unimagined Havana, Cuba. Miranda blends cultural imagery such as the pottery used in Afro-Cuban rituals and classical Greek sculpture while Perez’s frenetic cityscapes include cranes amidst the Havana skyline, an indication of a new yet stalled economy. In essence, these cultural geographies depict a revised historical account of the island and the uncertainty of its future.

 

From July 11, 2012 through October 31, 2012 at The 8th Floor, New York.

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