Heather James Fine Art is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of works by the contemporary Cuban painter Carlos Luna at the Frost Art Museum in Miami. The opening on June 13 drew more than 700 people to see the artist’s paintings, drawings, sketches, Jacquard tapestries, Talavera ceramics, and stainless steel plates. The exhibition continues through September 13.
The Frost describes Luna, who is represented by Heather James Fine Art, as “part of a generation of Cuban artists who embrace their strong heritage and traditions but have reinvented themselves along the way. Luna tells stories and relates fables through his detailed and richly painted canvases and mixed-media works on paper. Citing Rufino Tamayo and Wifredo Lam as major influences, Luna is culturally attuned to shifts in the social and political environments in Cuba and Mexico, as well as the humanity that makes these countries so vibrant (the artist lived and worked in Mexico for 13 years after leaving Cuba, before settling in Miami).”
The exhibition, according to the museum’s description, focuses on discrete cycles of work, including the world premiere of a number of ceramic works produced at the famed Talavera Pottery in Puebla, Mexico, as well as fine art tapestries featuring the artist’s work, woven by Magnolia Editions. “Several new artworks are featured, showcasing Luna’s cross-pollination of influences from Cuba, Mexico and Miami,” the website says.