Featured Puerto Rican Heritage Month exhibit
The Association of Hispanic Arts pays tribute to Jorge Soto-Sanchez (1947-1987)
AHA in NYC's El Barrio showcases the works of Jorge Soto-Sanchez
Jorge Soto-Sanchez, a prominent figure of the Nuyorican movement, who suffered an untimely death in 1987, left a body of work which celebrated his Puerto Rican heritage and explored the formal issues of art. He was an artist who was completely at ease with the expressionist tradition in western art and who brilliantly used this aesthetic to create his own mythology of Puerto Rican/Caribbean history. The deconstruction of official Puerto Rican history and it reconstruction in his hands is vibrant and totally urban. Even his reconstructions of European masters such as his Titianesque nudes confront the very urbanity which is the soul of his aesthetic.
The exhibition, which kicked off November 19, features seldom seen works ranging from acrylics on canvas with found objects, to pen and ink portraits on rice paper, to studies of nudes from Gray’s Anatomy on paper.
Exhibit runs through January 10, 2009
Exhibition hours: Tuesdays - Thursdays 4-8 p.m. Saturdays by appointment.
1 p.m., November 22, FREE
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