The Fantastic World of José Gurvich at the Frost Art Museum

From Jan 20th, 2010 through Apr 2010.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents The Fantastic World of José Gurvich, a new exhibition by the renowned Uruguayan artist, on Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m.

José Gurvich was an extraordinary artist whose life bridged distant places and cultures. When he was six years old his family immigrated to Uruguay. His pictorial language developed from the diverse environments and art forms he was exposed to: intimate domestic scenes in Montevideo, rural life and religious festivities in Israel, New York’s crowds and vibrant urban views. Each element in his paintings is carefully chosen from lived experience and condensed by his constant search for the fundamental and essential. His art speaks directly to the soul, addressing the need to see reality through the eyes of the spirit. In his work Gurvich paired the fantastic and the everyday in a way that appears effortless.

The exhibit, curated by Cecilia de Torres, is on loan from El Museo Gurvich in Montevideo, Uruguay and will be on view through April 2010.

Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
305.348.3892
http://thefrost.fiu.edu

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