Oxenberg Fine Art to Host Grand Re-Opening Reception with Maggie Genova-Cordovis's MUJERES, 5/1
Oxenberg Art has announced that it will re-open its gallery doors on Thursday, May 1st. The gallery has moved to vibrant Wynwood Art District featuring Cuban-born artist Maggie Génova-Cordoví on its inaugural gallery show.
From the artist: My passion for the Early Renaissance relates to the artistsâ€ uses of profiles to depict these ladies in what they considered a modest and befitting pose; and the fact that these portraits were usually kept wrapped in fabric, and put away only to be viewed by a selective audience. When I work on the Early Italian Renaissance women, it is all about their serene demeanor. I refrain from the use of texture, and they are done as monochromatic drawings using only Indian Ink and a splash of Cuban coffee for color. The coffee is usually used as a symbolic veil that covers the lady, like the cloth on which these portraits were wrapped during the 1400s.
In the case of the Spanish Baroque ladies, their cage-like costumes, so befitting of the roles of women during this time, provoke me. In those paintings I tend to exaggerate their attire and cage-like effect of both their hair and dresses and often get carried away with their stories. I use tremendous amounts of texture and color to execute these paintings.
Recent Solo Exhibitions include: 2013, Women, Futurama, Miami, Florida, 2012, Fifty Shades of Grey, Cuatro Art Space, Coral Gables, Florida, 2012, Mothers, Cuatro Art Space, Coral Gables, Florida, 2011, Mirror, Mirror..., Cuatro Art Space, Coral Gables, Florida, 2011, Karyukai, Cuatro Art Space, Coral Gables, Florida among others.
Exhibition is on view May 1 - May 30, 2014.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Oxenberg Art is located at 153 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127 (In the Emerson Dorsch building)
Call 305.854.7104 or visit www.oxenbergart.com.
Pictured: Maria Teresa con Olor a Café II, ink, acrylic and Cuban coffee on paper, 30 x 22 inches.