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5.“Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic”
Through Jan. 28, 2018, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami
This traveling exhibit features more than 90 paintings, pastels and drawings of the acclaimed painter Soriano, who emigrated to the United States after the Revolution. It begins with the “Cuban geometric abstract style” of his youth in the 1940s and ’50s, moves to his experimental phase in the 1960s and ’70s, and his period thereafter, when he realized he would never return to his homeland.
October 23, 2017
Cuban painter Rafael Soriano (1920–2015) was a master of geometric abstraction; his work resonated with international artists of Latin American like Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, and Wifredo Lam. As a result of the Revolution in Cuba, in 1962 Soriano immigrated to the United States. An unprecedented examination of his life’s work, this exhibition focuses on the multiple influences that nurtured a style where, in his words, “the intimate and the cosmic converge.”
Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic
Virtual Tour at the McMullen Museum at Boston College in the Daley Family and Monan Galleries
January 30–June 4, 2017
By ASIA MORRIS, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Danzarines (Dancers), 1969. Photos of Rafael Soriano’s work courtesy of the LBMA.
The nearly 100 drawings, paintings and pastels currently displayed at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) tell the strikingly beautiful story of an abstract artist uprooted, Rafael Soriano (1920-2015), who left his native home of Cuba in search of artistic freedom.
By Deborah Charnes, April 14, 2017
Rafael Soriano, “Interior” (1953) (Courtesy of the Long Beach Museum of Art)
JUNE 27,2017 – In light of the Long Beach Museum of Art’s exhibition, Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic, the museum is hosting a panel discussion on July 2 that will focus on the Cuban avant-garde.
In 1962, Rafael Soriano fled his native Cuba for Miami. He had been among the leading avant-garde artists in Cuba — a superb colorist, a painter of geometric abstractions.
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“Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic” This is a comprehensive retrospective on the work of the Cuban-born painter. It also highlights a bilingual catalog of essays written by scholars on the effect of the Cuban Revolution on Soriano’s most influential work.
Luciérnaga (Firefly), 1955, oil on canvas 33 x 50″, Rafael Soriano Family Collection.
BOSTON, MASS.- An unprecedented retrospective on works of a highly acclaimed exiled painter is crossing the United States. Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic, is currently featured at The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. Following its debut at The McMullen (through June 4, 2017), the exhibition will travel to the Long Beach Museum of Art (June 29–October 1, 2017) and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami (October 28, 2017–January 28, 2018). From there, a selection of the exhibition has been approved for display at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba, representing a real socio-political break-through.
By Keith Powers, Daily News Correspondent
BOSTON – Artists forced into exile often struggle with dual identities. They can find it hard, as well, to cultivate an audience, living and working in multiple worlds…