From January 19 through April 2, 2007
Opening reception: January 19 at 5.00 pm
Picture: One of Rocio Garcia painting at the exhibition.
The National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) in Havana will open an exhibition of Cuban artist Rocio Garcia. This is her first exhibition at the museum and it is entitled “Thriller. The artist tries to tell a story through sixteen mid- and large-sized expressionist paintings, like clips from a suspense film, although each one may function separately.
Rocio is Professor of Art at the San Alejandro School of Art in Havana. She studied seven years in Leningrad, where she received a Master of Fine Arts at the Repin School of Art in 1983. For more that 23 years she has been exhibiting her artwork in Cuba and around the world.
From her first Series “Caperucitas” and “Peluquerias” in the early 80’s to recent Series “Male, Machos and Seamen” and “Geishas”, Rocio has searched deep inside human relationships and intimacy. For those familiar with Rocio’s work it will be easy to recognized characters as the geishas, the barman, the hooded, and of course the seamen.
The National Museum of Fine Arts displays Cuban Colonial Art, from the 16th to the 19th centuries, with sacred art, portraitists and landscape painters; Modern Art with pieces of 1927 to 1938; and its Consolidation between 1938 and 1951. It has works by Nicolás de la Escalera, Menocal, Félix Cabarrocas, Víctor Manuel, Carreno, Pogolotti, Fidelio Ponce, Carlos Enríquez, Amelia Peláez, Portocarrero, Wilfredo Lam, etc. It also houses a collection of Cuban Modern Art, from 1961 to 1963; and Contemporary Art.
More work by Rocio Garcia may be seen at Art In Stock Section of Art-Havana
Address: Trocadero entre Zulueta y Monserrate, Havana
Havana 10600 Cuba
Tel: 53 7 861 3856
Open Hours: Tu-Sa 10a-6p; Su 9a-1p