Rogelio López Marín (Gory): Selected Photographs 1985 – 1994

Farside Gallery. Sept 21 through Oct 28, 2011.

altThis exhibition contains over twenty important photographic works by Gory for the period between 1985 and 1994. The work displayed encompasses a series with a marked conceptualist interest in texts by Michael Ende (It’s Only Water in a Stranger’s Tear) and poems by his wife Lucia Ballester and includes more orthodox photographs, with a marked conceptual closeness to documentary photography.

All the works are linked by the same toned gelatin silver print technique that gives them a formal unity accentuated by the artist’s unique vision.

Rogelio López Marín (Gory) was born in Havana, Cuba and he lives and works in Miami, FL. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the National School of Art in Havana. He took a Photographic and Graphic Design course under the tutorial of the Cuban artist Raúl Martínez and has a Master of Art History from the University of Havana.

Gory’s work can be found in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20th Century Art Permanent Collection, New York, NY (painting), LACMA (Los Angeles Museum of Art) permanent collection, CA (photography), The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Corcoran’s Permanent Collection of Photographs), Washington, DC, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL, MAM (Miami Art Museum), Miami, FL, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba (photography), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba (painting and photography).

He has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions such as Hecho en Latinoamérica I, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Mexico, Volumen I, International Art Center, Havana, Cuba, Hecho en Latinoamérica II, Fine Arts Palace, Mexico City, Mexico, First Havana Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, Second Havana Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, American Voices, George Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX, Reverberations: Diptychs & Triptychs from the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Old Cotton Exchange Building, Houston, TX, Cuba Siglo XX, Modernidad y Sincretismo, Atlantic Center of Modern Art, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, “La Caixa” Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain, Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain, Developing Ilussion, 1873-1998: Photographs from the Corcoran Collection, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, Shifting Tides-Cuban Photography after Revolution, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), CA, Shifting Tides-Cuban Photography after Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, Cuba, Art and History from 1868 to Today, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada and Cuba, Art and History from 1868 to Today, Groninger Museum, Netherlands.

The opening night reception Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. is free and open to the public.        

Farside Gallery
1305 Galloway Road
Miami, FL 33174

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