CUBA: VANISHED DREAMS
A photographic essay
Accomplished photographer Maryelle Braunstein is exhibiting 20 of her 13”x20” photographs of Cuba at the Sunday kick-off opening November 6 from 1 – 4 PM in the Nathan D, Rosen Museum Gallery located within Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. Exhibition runs until February 17, 2012.
Braunstein took the opportunity to visually understand the iconic historical city of Havana in April of this year. Armed with a constant companion, one of her trusty cameras, Maryelle took her well-trained artistic eye into the streets to record solitary wonders of this city of past glory and ongoing intrigue.
Delicious colors of worn intensity splash over her images; the coveted old vehicles cozying up to a corner of critical architecture or the flag of Cuba wafting near the laundry banners of everyday life. Braunstein says they are a way for the viewer to create “a narration of place or subtleties of time, evoking a response. My images are an expression of people, street life, out-dated cars, Spanish colonial architecture and peeled layers of paint. Images of the present but now have become history.”
Maryelle is a Fine Arts photographer; her work acquired by Yale University Art Gallery, The Ogunquit (Maine) Museum of American Art, The University of New England, the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art and the prestigious Bibliotheque Nationale de France for their permanent collections, as well as private and corporate collections.
Also opening at the Gallery will be:
Hebrew Calligraphy, A Modern Feast for the Eyes, works featuring the Hebrew alphabet by Mordechal Rosenstein
Golden Treasures of my Heart, paintings by Rebecca Schweiger
Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Levis JCC Sandler Center
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FEDERICO URIBE is currently underway at the Boca Raton Museum of Art (thru Dec 4) . A Colombian conceptual artist living in Miami, Uribe will delight and inspire with his playful and mind-bending room-size installations made up of objects often found in your “ catch-all” kitchen drawer: pencils, coins, shoe laces.
Spin cycle your way through the exhibit, but leave time for the museums other fare: OUTSIDER VISIONS Self-Taught Southern Artists of the 20th Century, PORTRAITS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, URI FISCHER: Pineapple/Melon, reflective screen-printed steel boxes and THERESA BERNSTEIN: an Early Modernist. I tend to forget the BRMA, but have seen some truly necessary exhibitions when my northerly friends insist I put shoulder to the wind and drive up to their climes.
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The Norton Museum of Art has been a statement of southern cultural gravitas since 1941. Located in an expanded Art Deco/Neo-Classic building, the Norton has grown to 122,500sf in recent years. Along with it’s extensive permanent collection, the Norton is featuring photography of recent acquisitions, as well as The Emperor’s Orders: Designs from the Qianlong Imperial Workshop (1736 -1796), Dave Cole: Flags of the World and the hauntingly massive paintings of English artist Jenny Saville (beginning Nov 30th).
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