Opciones para el Futuro (Options for the Future)
Edel Bordon & Aissa Santiso
August 4 - August 16, 2017

Opciones para el futuro

Provincetown Exhibition:  August 4- 16, 2017

Boston Exhibition: April 7- 30, 2017

In the current Boston exhibition, artists Edel Bordón and Aissa Santiso explore Cuba's Options for the Future.  On view will be a combination of twelve oil paintings and nine needle drawings.  These works address themes coming to the fore in a changing world--commercial seduction, systems of power, and the role of the individual in the new schemata.

Born in 1992, Aissa Santiso's first serious art training was under longtime Galería Cubana artist Edel Bordón. In last year's Profesor y Estudiante (Teacher & Student) exhibition, we explored the ways in which Bordón has influenced Santiso in technique as well as in theme. During his tutelage, Bordon encouraged experimental painting, along with the pursuit of her feminist perspective.
 
A recent graduate of the prestigious Institute of Superior Art in Havana, Santiso at age 24 is increasingly recognized for her superior talents. Santiso's work explores how the perception of the past is often a manipulation or reconstruction of the images engraved on both our personal and collective memories

While maintaining his longstanding position as the Director of the Painting Department at Cuba's most historic art school, San Alejandro Academy, Bordón continues to produce artwork that transcends genre and style. Edel Bordón has participated in over thirty personal exhibitions and scores of collective shows around the world, and continues to be an enormous influence in the lives of young artists in Cuba.
Both Bordón and Santiso are members of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).

N Vogue Habana
Aissa Maria Santiso
En Vogue Habana
Oil on canvas
47 x 33 inches
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  House of Cards
Aissa Maria Santiso
House of Cards
Oil on canvas
34 x 51 inches
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  Odalisca
Aissa Maria Santiso
Odalisa
Oil on canvas
46 x 68 inches
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  The Approach
Aissa Maria Santiso
The Approach
Oil on canvas
32 x 47 inches
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  Madonna
Aissa Maria Santiso
Madonna
Oil on canvas
51 x 74 inches

  Temperance
Aissa Maria Santiso
Temperance
Oil on canvas
31 x 51 inches

  Pendulo Pendulum
Aissa Maria Santiso
Pendulo (Pendulum)
Oil on canvas
32 x 47 inches
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  Passarella II Runway II
Edel Bordón
Passarella II (Runway II)
Oil on canvas
78 x 37 inches
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  Reuniones Absurdas
Edel Bordón
Reuniones Absurdas
Oil on canvas
29.5 x 36 inches

  Dama en el aquelare
Edel Bordón
Dama en el aquelare
Needle drawing, oil on posterboard
21.5 x 15.5 inches

  Divertida salidad
Edel Bordón
Divertida salidad
Needle drawing, oil on posterboard
23.75 x 15.75 inches
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  Dialogo con la sombra
Edel Bordón
Dialogo con la sombra
Needle drawing, oil on posterboard
23.75 x 15.75 inches
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  Returno
Edel Bordón
Returno
Needle drawing, oil on posterboard
21.25 x 15.5 inches

  Parada necessaria
Edel Bordón
Parada necessaria
Oil on canvas
28 x 36 inches
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  Indolencia
Edel Bordón
Indolencia
Oil on canvas
36 x 28 inches