¿Donde encuentro acomodo? (Where do I find comfort)?
Edel Bordon + Guillermo Estrada Viera + Aissa Santiso + Juan Carlos Vazquez Lima
June 15 - June 28, 2018
June 15, 2018 5-8pm

I CANNOT FIND COMFORT
Belonging is a universal struggle. The emotional turmoil of finding one’s place in the world is expressed in the works of four Galeria Cubana artists in the exhibition ¿Donde encuentro acomodo? (Where do I find comfort)?
 
Guillermo Estrada addresses the process of finding of a place of comfort in the world through his depictions of contorted bodies in tight spaces, at times attempting to emerge. Estrada proposes that despite differing circumstances whether they be poverty, inequality, sexual identity, or displacement, our struggle to find comfort is remarkably similar.
 
26 year old Aissa Santiso explores the enduring search for happiness. Her oil paintings, two in large scale, explore the imprint of multiculturalism, age, gender and the imposition of external subjects or the "other" in controlling our individual direction, wishes and desires.
 
Edel Bordon continues to probe the existential questions centered on identity through themes of emigration/ immigration and (homo)sexuality in his meticulously executed oil paintings and detailed drawings using a sewing needle.
 
Self-taught artist Juan Carlos Vazquez Lima addresses the intricacies of perspective. His whimsical drawings convey the often random and chaotic hurdles of daily life. His work is representative of life in Cuba as journey and adventure.

EDEL BORDON + GUILLERMO ESTRADA + AISSA SANTISO +

untitled apostles
Guillermo Estrada Viera
El bautismo
The baptism
47 x 59 inches

  untitled thinking on one knee
Guillermo Estrada Viera
No encuentro acomodo #1
I cannot find comfort #1
59 x 39 inches

  untitled dog on head
Guillermo Estrada Viera
Rey muerto, rey puesto
Dead king, always king
47 x 47 inches

  untitled candle in hand
Guillermo Estrada Viera
Salir del closet
To come out of the closet
43 x 39 inches

  Las sonrisas de Saturno
Aissa Maria Santiso
Las sonrisas de Saturno
The smiles of Saturn
78 x 39 inches

  Occidente
Aissa Maria Santiso
Occidente
39 x 33 inches

  You and I
Aissa Maria Santiso
You and I
41 x 33 inches

  Las edades de Eva
Aissa Maria Santiso
Las edades de Eva
The stages of Eva
70 x 59 inches

  Laguna
Aissa Maria Santiso
Laguna
39 x 33 inches

  Bordon1
Edel Bordón
Destino Incierto
Uncertain destiny

  Ritual de iniciacin
Edel Bordón
Ritual de iniciación
19.75 x 13.75 inches

  Si no fuera por Manet
Edel Bordón
Si no fuera por Manet
If it were not for Manet
19.75 x 13.75 inches

  Maniobra de disuasin
Edel Bordón
Maniobra de disuasión
Dissuasive maneuver
19.75 x 13.75 inches

  Untitled 2 from the series Amantes
Edel Bordón
Untitled 2, from the series Amantes
Untitled 2, of the series Lovers
19.75 x 13.75 inches

  Untitled from the series de la series amantas
Edel Bordón
Untitled, from the series de la series amantas
Of the series Lovers
19.75 x 13.75 inches

  Reminiscencias de la ninas
Edel Bordón
Reminiscencias de la ninas
Reminiscences of the girls
19.75 x 13.75 inches

  El ultimo suspiro
Edel Bordón
El ultimo suspiro
The last sigh
30 x 35 inches

  Bordon dyptich
Edel Bordón
Homenaje a fiscarraldo (diptych)
Homenaje a fitzcarraldo
23.5 x 30.5 inches

  Bordon2
Edel Bordón
Metafora de la costilla
Metaphor of the rib
9.75 x 29.5 inches

  El secreto
Juan Carlos Vazquez Lima
El secreto
19.75 x 24 inches

  Diferentes puntos de vista
Juan Carlos Vazquez Lima
Diferentes puntos de vista
Different points of view
24 x 19.75 inches

  Conocer no es lo mismo que entender
Juan Carlos Vazquez Lima
Conocer no es lo mismo que entender
To know is not the same as to understand
24 x 19.75 inches