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Current Exhibition

CROSSING BORDERS

Upcoming Exhibition

Los Transferencistas

Opening Day: Friday Sep 17, 2021

Los Transferencistas, expands its conceptions and abstract methodologies of representation through various creative experiences linked to painting, performance, music, dance, theater and audiovisuals.

Past Exhibitions

Seeds of connection

OPENING: Jan 23, 2021

Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU) and Miami International University of Art & Design presents Seeds of connection. This exhibition features watercolors, assemblages, sculptures, and fiber artworks by Dianna Grace, Karla Kantorovich, Leka and Evelyn Politzer. Curated by Paola Sierra and Arasay Vazquez.

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WOMEN ARTISTS at MOAS

OPENING: Jan 23, 2021

A selection of contemporary works in a variety of media coming to the Museum of Arts & Sciences from the Kendall Art Center in South Florida. Highlighting the tremendous diversity in the Miami Metro area, this exhibition showcases the vibrant artistic energy of women artists from many cultural backgrounds who have been collected by Cuban-born American businessman Leonardo Rodriguez and his family. 

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FINE ARTS ON THE PLATE

OPENING: Friday, Nov 27, 2020

This exhibition of ceramic plates by more than 50 Cuban artists accomplishes many things.  It marks a continuation of Cuban ceramic traditions achieved by various artists in different stages of their careers and levels of experience.  They all respect the media and use the many techniques involved in shaping and firing to create unique pieces, often experimental.

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OFF THE WALL

OPENING: Friday, Aug 14, 2020

Almaguer’s work uses allusions to the human figure, and particularly those components of the anatomy which are most strikingly symmetrical or geometric.  Eyes, the vulva, mouth recur in the drawings realistically, in the sculptures in stylized form.  In both media, Almaguer broadens the totem as a compositional concept, subtly linking the standing figure to the vertical syntax that connects elements.

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Abstracto Continuo

OPENING: Friday, Aug 14, 2020

For this exhibition at the Kendall Art Center, we have chosen from each one the works that best express the current moment of their searches and discoveries, that point where obsessions and knowledge acquired in intense years of incessant work within abstraction crystallize in a resounding way. informal. They are "hot" paintings, right now, by three masters, and that is, without a doubt, one of the greatest attractions of the set.

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MONUMENTAL

OPENING: Friday, May 8, 2020

Lia Galletti is a painter, born in Havana, Cuba and now living in Miami, Florida. She was heavily influenced by her father after seeing him paint, inspiring her to experiment with drawing during her early school years. After moving to New York with her family, she started to exhibit in the city, establishing her style within abstract expressionism. 

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DRESSED OF WATERS

OPENING: Friday, May 8, 2020

This single piece, which forms the project “Dressed of Waters: The monumental proportions of a little piece” -belonging to The Rodríguez Collection- requires a special, deep, microscopic and meticulous look. Within this collage are sixty miniatures, made for a special observer. These sixty artworks, considered in their individuality, are the entrance tickets to the universe of Gina Pellón. Perhaps the artist, like Marcel Duchamp, concludes that all her work fits in a suitcase, in a folder, or on a small piece of paper measuring 12.75 x 19.75 inches.

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Women Artists at KAC

OPENING: Friday, May 8, 2020

Women Artists in the Rodríguez Collection: Celebrate Female Artists within our collection and beyond our walls. The Rodríguez Collection highlights women artists whose artwork spans a variety of media, genres, and eras.

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RELATIVISMO DE PECADOS Y VIRTUDES

OPENING: Friday, Feb 7, 2020

An imperative focus within Bernal’s works are his roots, the first works of art where he explores themes and objects that are not ideally beautiful. His work revolves around objects that are not typically seen, what has disappeared and has (delete has) aesthetically become uninterested to society. Bernal wants the audience’s glance to stop and take in the visual weight of oftentimes discarded objects, objects they very regularly interact with. 

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A SEER UNDER THE SKY OF AMIDA

OPENING: Friday, Feb 7, 2020

Ferriol notices the commentary on life that the Japanese are engaging within their drawings, particularly the Shunga. This is where the melting pot of cultures within the works of one artist begin. His work becomes a blend of both cultures culminating in what the artists refers to as a “Tropical Shunga.” Recontextualizing a “dirty” urban realism that goes beyond a body’s sensuality trying to capture what is fleeting. From there a remembrance is created, a construction from one reality, the Cuban, from a culturally opposite one, the Japanese.

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ATRAMENTUM

OPENING: Friday, Feb 7, 2020

A picture of Salvo would be incomplete without taking account of the experiences he accumulated immigrating from Cuba to Spain, where he began to see other parts of humanity’s history which were seen as taboo within the island. Within his works there is a world within a world. Many scenes come together to create an avalanche of information and stories which invite the audience to take a closer look and explore. 

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The Repeating Island 

OPENING: Friday, Nov 29, 2019

Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Presencia Projects, The Mestre Family Collection and The Rodríguez Collection presents, “The Repeating Island: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean”. Curated by Roxana M. Bermejo, the exhibition examines particular artistic practices in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and demonstrates the rich and diverse cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean Islands.

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Manifiesto púbico

OPENING: Friday, Nov 29, 2019

Pubic Manifesto is a feminist action featuring political and cultural dimensions that the Cuba-born artist based in Costa Rica, Aimée Joaristi, has carried out in several cities around the world. Devised drawing on the dramaturgy of performance, it ended up expanding its boundaries and becoming a de facto cultural gesture of protest, affirmation and empowerment of the female voice.

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SOFLO New Art

OPENING: Oct 18, 2019

Kendall Art Center is proud to present “SOFLO New Art” an exhibition of Miami contemporary artist: Julio Figueroa, Allison Kotzig and Adrián Menén

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CROSSCURRENTS

OPENING: October 24, 2019

The “crosscurrent” for this show is metaphorically expressed by the art selected from the Rodri­guez Collection in Miami, representing the New Cuban Art movement that arose in the 1980’s. These selections illustrate efforts by the first generation of Cuban artists to grow up after the Revo­lution of 1959 that dared to break from the state-sanctioned ideology promoted by the govern­ment. Ironically, the New Cuban Art of the 1980’s flourished in spite of the increasingly oppressive control of cultural expression on the island. 

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Retratos en chino

OPENING: Friday, Sep 6, 2019

Retratos en chino summarizes the art-work of Aldo Menéndez (Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1948), during the last 20 years and propose a reflection about the confusion and uncertainty in our time. More than a hundred pieces invade the rooms of the Kendall Art Center, offering a dazzling look at the artist’s work, and demonstrating an impressive combination of collage techniques, ranging from the traditional to the combination of digital image with painting. The installation that gives title to the exhibition is dimensioned in these rooms. 

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Resina Ámbar

OPENING: Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Zaida is one of Cuba’s most respected living female artists today. She gathers inspiration from her most profound desires for an equitable world in balance with Mother Nature. Dancing figures, in which femininity is a principle element, navigate through dissimilar worlds and universes. The skill and grace of her brush take over her shapes, with a combination of spirituality and hedonism that become melded into one.  The portrayal of women, transformed into birds at one point of her creative activity, the world of Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, and the luxuriant tropical vegetation, all constitute distinctive motifs in paintings where the almost impressionistic brushstrokes are combined with sketches of strong or thin filigree-like brushstrokes.

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Lágrimas negras

OPENING: Friday, Jul 19, 2019

According to Jasper Johs, photography is an object that comments on the loss, the disappearance of other objects. An object that does not speak of itself, but of others, even when it does not include them. Through the photographic we become eyewitnesses of the intangible. Any axiomatic argument held by the images of "Lágrimas negras" could be undermined by the plurality of meanings that each one of them supposes. That impermanence where the aesthetic and the symbolic come together protects the controversies between the analgesic and the stimulating. In the end, it is simply more salty water at the stroke of a bolero.

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Eleven light hidden in plain sight 

OPENING: Friday, May 17, 2019

Based on the theme of the second Cuban Convention, "Heritage and Generationality in the Cuban Diaspora", we have selected a group of eleven artists for the exhibition entitled "Eleven light hidden in plain sight", which I think is connected in some way stylistically with some of the aesthetic or formal structures of contemporary Cuban painting of the fifties.

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Land-Scape of the Cuban Art

OPENING: Friday, May 17, 2019

Kendall Art Center presents, “Land-Scape of the Cuban Art.” Curated by Henry Ballate, with works from The Rodríguez Collection this exhibition examines the survival or the escape of the Cuban art. Leonardo Rodriguez treasures and safeguards the largest collection of Ciro Quintana (b. Havana, Cuba, 1965). Founder of Puré Group, and one of the most iconic Cuban artists of the 80s.

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Midnight Passages

OPENING: Friday, Apr 5, 2019

A forest of shelters—birdhouses clustering across trunks—a scene oneiric and theatrical, onto which a man in a suit is entering.  We see him from behind, onstage.  We watch and follow, conjuring the intimate possibilities of the fantastic as a kind of personal real.  The proscenium between observer and scene in Figueroa-Beltrán’s recent paintings are the pivotal conceptual boundary between his imagination and ours, a stylistic trait he has inherited from Surrealism and the various expressions of poetic realism in Latin American art.

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Death Mask of the Fertile Crone

OPENING: Friday, Friday, Apr 5, 2019

Allison Kotzig’s oeuvre is raw and untamed, a provocatively tongue-in-cheek opus, and quite beautiful in a primordial sort of way. Her work carries an innate sense of mysticism and recalls folkloric aspects associated with nature, mythological creatures, dark magic, and the divine feminine that binds it all. Allison’s works are conceptual by nature and focus on fertility, sex, and the life-death-rebirth cycle. To put it plainly, they are vibrant and untraditional, and that is precisely the beauty of it all. The sheer liveliness of her pieces is what causes the viewer to think about the themes behind it rather than admire the objective beauty of a simple aesthetic. It shocks you into contemplating the work and guides you into intrigue, understanding and finally admiration. This can be clearly seen in the following works at the Kendall Art Center The Rodríguez Collection’s exhibition SOFLO: New Art, Nest and Ouroborous: Death Mask of the Fertile Crone. 

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Flourescent black

OPENING: Friday, Friday, Apr 5, 2019

A current student of Art History and Fine Art, Adrián Menéndez (b. 1992) uses abstraction to delve into the drama of the contemporary experience. Coming from a family of artists, he is nevertheless creating his own path within the arts. Fluorescent Black is the title of a new series of works where Menéndez mixes gestural painting with geometric patterns and shapes. By conciliating these apparently separate forms of artmaking, he explores the possibilities and (dis)similarities of both artistic languages, and the impact that they have in the resulting composition. 

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15 hours

OPENING: Friday, Friday, Mar 15, 2019

Hernan Helfer, (b Lima, Peru) Graduated with a Master of Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, USA. He also attended to Miami International University of Art and Design, Fl, USA and received his bachelor's degree from National School of Fine Arts Lima Peru. Professor with more than 50 years of experience planning, developing and implementation in the Art and the Visual Communications. Talented Art Director with a strong background in Primary Forms, Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Alphabet, Calligraphy, Graphic Art, Design, Papermaking.

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Contemporary Cuban Masters

OPENING: Friday, Friday, Mar 15, 2019

The Kendall Art Center/ Rodríguez Collection has established one of the most widely recognized spaces for the collecting of contemporary Cuban art outside of the island. “Collecting is not hoarding,” recites one of the most lucid phrases regarding the subject of collecting of all kinds. To that effect, the Kendall Art Center responds to a space in which beyond the act of collecting in and of itself, artistic and cultural processes are generated, where the promotion and exhibition of the most prominent Cuban art of the moment meet in harmony. 

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Art Attack

OPENING: Friday, Jan 25, 2019

What could definitely cost me a marital problem, would be to finalize this essay without emphasizing that Ivonne is grateful to be able to present her first personal work from the series Art Attack, in the Kendall Art Center, with which she fully identifies after intertwining with the project since its inception; perhaps the most liberal and diverse illustrative framework of Cuban art outside the island, with well-maintained exhibitions and promotions. A collection, like that of Leo Rodríguez, where Ivonne feels at home. “Like being in my own house!”

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Change and Lusts

OPENING: Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Rubén arrives at the Kendall Art Center in Miami with a budding vision, gifting us answers through a kaleidoscopic corporal language, comprised of the infinite postures with which the act allows us to further approach the sublime. Introducing him is enriching for me, that I have the honor to curate the show and for this institution whose founder, collector Leo Rodríguez, has always been guided by his open perception of our art, which from this offshore promotional platform, seeks to broaden his historical understanding without the usual deformities and gaps that generate hatred and certain established interests. 

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Excavations of Memory

OPENING: Friday, Feb-15-2019

There are artists like Jorge Rodríguez Diez (Havana, 1969) better known as R-10, who, in the moment life gives them the proper perspective to analyze events buried within the collective memory, shoulder the role of archeologist, to unearth and interact with testimonies from the past. This is also brought to a head because, there exists two stellar moments in our graphic arts; the one left to us at the beginning of the 20th century (1900-1933), the era of illustrators, and another starring design—particularly the poster—since the seizure of power by the Revolution in 1959, which extended to the Congress of Education and Culture in 1971; largely forgotten for many years, overshadowed by paintings and politics. Although all things considered, no artistic movement or political system has managed to condemn ostracism forever, which reappears again and again. 

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SEX DESIGN METONYMY

OPENING: Friday, Feb-15-2019

It is essentially the norm, that the brochure meant for the public, include a critical essay or an analysis of the exhibitions carried out simultaneously within the different spaces of the Kendall Art Center, transforming into something that is practically the same as what is posed later in the catalog text; well then, this time permit me to prioritize the individual aspects of a simple presentation of the project that I have to curate, in the company of Henry Ballate; curator and permanent designer of the Leonardo Rodríguez Collection and the KAC

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Demons Inkpirations

OPENING: Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Vicente Dopico-Lerner was born in Havana and has lived in the United States for most of his life, where he studied at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, St. Thomas University and the Art Students League in New York; it was precisely at the Art Students League where he identified with the principles of Abstract Expressionism that have marked his career. But the fact of having been born in Cuba, his stay in Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico as well as his life in Miami, is perhaps what has not allowed his Caribbean demons to leave. Those faces or spontaneous figures, sweet and sad that are always seen in his work.
 

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D FINE 

OPENING: Sunday, Dec 9, 2018

D FINE showcases artwork that has been exhibited through the course of these last two years and recent acquisitions from more than 30 artists who have reach beyond the boundaries of Cuba and includes a diversity of styles and media. Artists who established a new course of modernism for the country, to the most outstanding artists of the present day. These exhibition presents an ideal tour and scholarship on some of the best this comprehensive collection and Miami, has to offer.

 

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AS LONG AS THE SKY

OPENING: Friday, Nov 9, 2018

“Artists and friends” in the Hamlet Collection is the second exhibition presented by The Rodríguez Collection in collaboration with other  private collections as part of the program to unveil art that was produced in Cuba and today is preserved outside the island. As Long as the Sky Whirls, Hamlet will be remembered by his artists and friends. The peculiarity of a vision and an aesthetic taste is what today makes up the magnificent collection. This collection represents more than an identity, but an affirmation of the island’s long tradition of creativity and venerable reputation in the international world of fine arts. 

 

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3 Contrete

OPENING: Friday, Sep 21, 2018

 

Three Cuban concrete abstract artists: Sandú Darié, Pedro de Oraá and Loló Soldevilla. “Cuban concrete abstract art has long been an omission in the nation’s art history, ironically invisible despite the flowering it enjoyed, as well as its strong impact in the 1950s. Prior to this new generation, Cuban art in the 1930s and 40s was steeped in a sweetened allegorical, idealized style known as the vanguardia (avant-garde), which identified itself through its nationalist esthetic.” 

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Cuban Abstractions

OPENING: Friday, Sep 21, 2018

Kendall Art Center is proud to present “Across Time: Cuban Abstractions,” featuring the work of three Cuban artists with solid trajectories deeply rooted in the abstract language. Pedro Avila, Pedro de Oraá, José Villa. Across Time is part of that recent and much-needed collective effort to rescue the history of Cuban abstract art and its legacy for generations to come.

 

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Broken Roots

OPENING: Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Broken Roots pays homage to the relationship that once existed between the manual work performed by women in indigenous groups and how this work helped them to connect to nature and pass along tradition through storytelling, legends and myths. It is the artist’s belief that the repetitive process of weaving, knotting fibers, and molding clay creates a meditative state that links women to nature, once this process stopped because of social changes and technological progress women created a gap and their relationship with nature weakened or all together stopped jeopardizing family and community health. 

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Intersectionality

OPENING: Friday, Aug 10, 2018

About the personal exhibition “Intersectionality” by the artist Angela Alés. The show will take place at the Kendall Art Center as part of “Three women’s view”, an exhibition that will open on August 10, 2018. KAC, since its creation, has dedicated an important space to highlight the work of women artists and on this occasion offers us a show articulated only by women: a great opportunity for the audience from Miami.

 

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Captivity Forces

OPENING: Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Milena Martínez Pedrosa is a complex artist who communicates power, irony and connection through the use of realistic bodies and head-scratching iconography. In Milena’s work nothing is straightforward, yet it is easy to read, better yet, understand. Complex and albeit mysterious, Milena both denounces and feeds off the censorship and limited freedom present in her native country of Cuba; providing paradoxical tension between commenting on unfair societal realities and the acknowledgment that it fuels her artistic passions.

 

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Cuban Slugger DC

OPENING: Friday, July 11, 2018

In collaboration with The Rodríguez Collection and the Caribbean Educational & Baseball Foundation (CEBF), Arena Stage is proud to present “Cuban Slugger,” an exhibition of Cuban artist Reynerio Tamayo featuring over 35 pieces of art. Launched in July 2017, coinciding with the All-Star Game in Miami, “Cuban Slugger” was shown at the Kendall Art Center, sponsored by The Rodríguez Collection and curated by Henry Ballate. 

 

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Full of Pollen

OPENING: Friday, Mar 30, 2018

Maikel Domínguez is a lonely artist, locked in his bubble of fantasies and dreams. And that’s what attracts me about him, his unpredictability: when everyone goes to the right, he goes to the left. When they follow a trend, he looks at his navel and forgets about the world. He only cares about his muses, his unique and singular country of wonders. That’s why he’s so authentic.

 

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Pilgrim’s Axioms

OPENING: Friday, Mar 30, 2018

The artistic biography of Yourden Ricardo (Isla de Pinos, 1974) may well have begun quite long before his arrival in the world. Such a hypothesis probably sounds as divertimento, as a crazy joke, but for the author it would not be incongruent with his conception of impermanence, since from his spiritualism he considers that the human life flows in inexorable cycles through the times. 

 

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American Rural Idylls

OPENING: Friday, Mar 30, 2018

The Impressionists, accepting the challenge of transcending figuration to capture a pure and sensorial reality: the patches of light from the sun’s rays through the leaves of a tree, the hazy imprecision of the sea mist, demonstrated that there was a reality that did not obey clarity. If by the 1860s there had been academies and art salons in Florida, their artists would have also undoubtedly been pioneers of Impressionism. The following is demonstrated to me by Miguel Saludes, an artist who, with a spontaneity unique to our time, captures light with loose, broken and fast brushstrokes which gives us this look into our environment, even evoking titles like The Artist´s Studio, 2018 where all of the pictorial elements seem touched by the light after the rain; in that brief and fleeting moment of the sunset on the west coast of Florida. In Till Death Do Us Part, 2018 Saludes proves that the Light and its decomposition over Florida is impressionistic by nature.

 

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Echoes of Silence

OPENING: Friday, Mar 30, 2018

 

Alvaro Labañino (b in Miami, 1989) graduated from Florida International University with a BFA in 2012 having majored in Painting with a minor in Art History. Labañino creates paintings that function as thresholds to his mind. Through his artworks he exposes a world of thoughts, life experiences, dreams, nightmares, and fears which he often materializes in the form of personal objects, domestic spaces, and landscapes.

 

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Unofficial

OPENING: Friday, Feb 2, 2018

 

Unofficial, the exhibition presented by the Kendall Art Center curated by Henry Ballate, provides a space for reflection on the subject, from a set of works by five artists graduates of the Academy of San Alejandro in the early eighties. Their works seek to create, from various strategies, an annoying noise in the homogeneous chorus of power and its social constructs - be it that of ideologies, that of finance or the press and its manipulations - as a way of establishing a nexus that is as affective as aesthetic, or recovering, from the creative gesture, the autonomous dimension of the subject and the inaprehensible essence of the artistic product.

 

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Dichotomous Structure

OPENING: Friday, Dec 15, 2017

The exhibition is made up of around twenty large-format works made specifically for the occasion. Through these pieces, Arenas reinterprets the concept of landscape in a novel way, depriving it of depth, but at the same time emphasizing the panoramic view that has characterized this genre of painting, points out the critic Dennys Matos.

 

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Fireworks

OPENING: Friday, Dec 15, 2017

The more than 60 ceramic plates that he created are presented now at Kendall Art Center in an exhibition  titled “Fireworks.” These elegant, expressive images reveal Estévez’s artistic and emotional universe and explore many of the themes used in his paintings, such as Anatomy, Architectures, Dancers, Moons, Metamorphosis, Demons, Spirits. Several ceramic plates from the Rodríguez Collection and other private collections are also in the exhibition. 

 

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ROTO-NÁUTICA

OPENING: Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Adriano Buergo is a Cuban artist born in Havana in 1964, who is currently Miami-based. He completed his art studies at The Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba, in 1988. Together with four other artists, he founded the art group known as Puré. The work of Adriano Buergo, along with that of other Cuban artists of the 80s generation, engages socio-cultural themes. In one of the best known series of his work he gave birth to a rather peculiar character: a bricollage domestic fan which named “Roto” (Broken). Roto became the icon of the struggle for survival in an environment plagued with material privation and contradictions.

 

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ACROSS TIME

OPENING: Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ACROSS TIME: Cuban Artists from vanguardist to contemporaries
The Kendall Art Center was created with the intention of bringing Rodríguez’s collection closer to the community. This purpose has been fulfilled throughout this time through different personal and collective exhibitions, where emerging and established artists find a space for fruitful and pleasant dialogue.

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AB-OUT

OPENING: Friday, Nov 10, 2017

 

2017 ART & RESEARCH HONORS PROGRAM
exhibition and book presentation by Aldo Menéndez.
This event displays the final results of a two-year investigation of Aldo Menéndez (Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1948). Artist, journalist, art critic, curator, and promoter. Author of two previous books about the Taller de Serigrafía Artística Rene Portocarrero, published in Spain under the titles: “Ojo X Ojo” (2002) and “Colección Portocarrero / La tradición de un taller” (2003). With collaboration involving atelier from Cuba, Spain, France, Colombia, Mexico, USA, The Aldo Menéndez Archives and The Rodriguez Collection is Presented at Kendall Art Center as part of 2017 Art & Research Honors Program.

 

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ARTISTS IN PURGATORY 

OPENING: Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Kendall Art Center (KAC) is proud to present “Artists in Purgatory” an exhibition of Jorge Reynardus Collection. The renowned New York advertising executive, Jorge Reynardus, raised in Cuba, will exhibit more than 50 works of art between paintings and sculptures. Additionally, he will present under the same title a book especially dedicated to explaining what all of these creatives, currently living outside of their homeland, and in particular in the United States, represent as well as the fundamental contribution they started in the decade of the ‘80s in Cuba.

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TRANS–FIGURATION

OPENING: Friday, Aug 11, 2017

Trans - Figuration an exhibition of Miami contemporary artist: Noel Dobarganes, Hernandez Flandez, Raul Proenza, Tony Rodríguez and Jorge Santos. “Many have been the authors who have tried to apprehend The Time, from all latitudes and art’s manifestations. I am specifically thinking of William Blake’s apocalyptic work and suddenly I move to these pieces where I see Chronos agonizing too. I find in the production of these artists (perhaps without their own consent) the sense of belonging/impotence that is repeated when Time is taken as the subject of creation”.

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Cuban Slugger

OPENING: Friday, July 7th, 2017

Reynerio Tamayo is a great painter, but, besides that he is a horny painter. We never know what goes first, whether the joke or his art, because it’s a homogeneous and intelligent mix of both. Whoever knows him personally will know that he will make you laugh with so much enthusiasm that it will cause you a sort of temporomandibular disorder. 

 

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Crónicas de un artista cubano

OPENING: Friday, May 26, 2017

 

Ciro Quintana (b. Havana, Cuba, 1965). Founder of Puré Group, Quintana is one of the most iconic Cuban artists of the 80s. Throughout his career, his work has been exhibited at solo and group exhibitions in Cuba, the United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Peru, Venezuela, among other countries. Since 1993 he resides in Miami, Florida.

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Empty Space

OPENING: Friday, May 26, 2017

 

All the pieces in "Empty Space" are frequencies emitted by my body (dictated by the subconscious mind). These are calibration exercises. The final result is a wave (the piece), which, emitted towards the dark matter, will travel the universe until it returns to me again.

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MIA PHOTOGRAPHY

OPENING: Friday, Apr 28, 2017

 

Osiris Cisneros (b. Havana, Cuba,1985) Photographer and painter. Lipstick is a photographic series that uses thread being women in all its breadth. María Eugenia López Rossitch (b. Havana, Cuba, 1968) Architect and photographer. Graduate in 1990 with the Golden Diploma at the Faculty of Architecture in the Higher Poly-technical Institute J. A. Echeverria (ISPJAE) in Havana, Cuba. William D. Hough (b, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Bill has spent most of his life living and traveling in foreign lands. Born in Brazil, he has worked and/or lived in various Latin American countries, the US, Asia, and Europe. He speaks several languages and is fascinated by different peoples and cultures.

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POEMS

OPENING: Friday, Mar 10, 2017

 

Women Artists in the Rodríguez Collection:

An exhibition conceived by Kendall Art Center with the idea of expanding the presence of female artists in the collection. "By the date of March, several proposals to complement the celebrations of International Women’s Day were planned: a personal exhibition by the young artist Lisyanet Rodríguez (1987) and a tribute to Gina Pellón (1926-2014), in a conversation with the creators Ivonne Ferrer (1968), Ana María Sarlat (1959) and Laura Luna (1959). At the same time, the Kendall Art Center (KAC) considered the idea - for the new space - to establish an intergenerational dialogue between different artists with a common artistic background." 

 

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Rings of Fire: A tale of Life

OPENING: Friday, Jan 20, 2017

 

"Círculos de Fuego", personal exhibition by Rubén Torres Llorca presented by the Kendal Art Center (KAC), is an immersive installation that incites us to an existential journey not without risks and vicissitudes. Making masterly use of icons deeply rooted in our collective imagination and modelers of our individual and social consciousness, "Circles of Fire", establishes a direct dialogue with the receiver that travels through each of the (somewhat Dantean) circles Make up this sample. 

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Diálogos Místicos

OPENING: Friday, Nov 25, 2016

Diálogos Místicos, a selection in which Henry Ballate M.F.A. Director and Chief Curator of Kendall Art Center was focused on visualizing the dialogue between the collector Leonardo Rodríguez and the artist José Bedia, a dialogue that not only shows part of the historical route of the artist but also the transformations and aesthetic valuations of the collector. curated by Hortensia Montero, Diálogos Místicos has been one of the most important exhibitions for Kendall Art Center.

 

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Decoded

OPENING: Friday, Oct 28, 2016

Silvio Gaytón: Decoded

Gayton studied the visual arts formally at the Academia de San Alejandro in Havana. He later studied graphic design, illustration and advertising. At a young age he had the opportunity of working with Luis Martínez Pedro and several of the most important mid-twentieth century Cuban designers and admen. 

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After Chaos

OPENING: Friday, Oct 28, 2016

Dopico Lerner: After Chaos

Through works assembled in “After Chaos,” Vicente Dopico-Lerner (b. 1943) addresses his concerns about the origin of the universe. According to the Theogony of Hesiod, chaos was the origin of everything; it was the first god, the most ancient. 

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 SHARED SECRETS 

OPENING: Friday, Sep 23, 2016

“Shared Secrets” reúne una selección de obras de las tres últimas series de este artista: “La voz de la tierra”, “Paisajes sublimes” y “Espacio interior,” realizadas entre 2012 y 2016.

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BEYOND THE COLLECTOR’S KABINET  (Part II)

OPENING: Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Kendall Art Center opens its doors on July 15, 2016 with an exhibition that will include significant pieces from the Leonardo Rodríguez Collection, Beyond the Collector’s Kabinet, curated by Raisa Clavijo.

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BEYOND THE COLLECTOR’S KABINET  (Part I)

OPENING: Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Kendall Art Center opens its doors on July 15, 2016 with an exhibition that will include significant pieces from the Leonardo Rodríguez Collection, Beyond the Collector’s Kabinet, curated by Raisa Clavijo.

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