Our Pick of the Week takes place at the ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. “Habana Cool” features the paintings by Cuban artist Luis E. Camejo.
What a great time to celebrate Cuba! With diplomatic ties being restored between the U.S. and Cuba, it’s time for an art party!
See my article featuirng the event from my column “Art Hopping with Kathy Leonardo” in this week’s Westside Today! Westside Today comes out every other week and is included in the SM Mirror, Brentwood News, Century City News, etc.
See image: Luis Camejo. De la serie malecón (familia) Acrylic on canvas 70 x 78 inches
Depicted in vast dimension, Camejo captures the sultry and nocturnal cosmopolitan life of Havana. In Camejo’s eye, the city is dripping, moving and resonating the heat of Cuban life. Pre-revolutionary cars scream through puddles, the skies, the horizon, the cement pavement merge into one, and the pedestrians blur into the urban landscape.
Curated by LA art impresario Adolfo V Nodal, this exhibition brings the latest paintings by the artist to Santa Monica. Some of his new themes depict the ever changing city and new images that are the result of an expanded crop of visitors from the US and elsewhere.
“…Luis Camejo has consistently captured city life in Havana in all its gritty, humid and bright splendor. Havana has often been compared to Paris and for good reason. The city has its own breathtaking vistas and bohemian culture. Camejo sees the city exactly how you see it and shows you what it looks like in your dreams…” said Adolfo V. Nodal.
See image: Luis Camejo, Malecon Azul, Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 78 inches
Habana Cool brings Havana movement to the Santa Monica summer. The artist will be present at the exhibition’s opening night July 25th.
On view: July 25 – August 15, 2015
What: Opening reception
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave.
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – July 25