SPRINGFIELD — Art for the Soul Gallery will host a closing reception for POP Geometric, which capabilities visual artist and experienced dancer Carlos Mateu, on Friday at 6 p.m.
Executive director and gallery operator Rosemary Tracey Woods explained, “Art for the Soul gallery is honored to existing the outstanding work of Carlos Mateu and on the lookout ahead to his course of Cuban dance forms… His Graphic “Marionette of Drive II” says it all — it is a big explosion of inventive forces in the visible sector by grouping Futurism, Cubism, Surrealism, Constructivism and Expressionism. His treatment of Afro-Cuban cultural record is terribly exhaustive, penetrating and efficient. Carlos Mateu’s innovative strength expands the boundaries of art and his do the job can only be outlined as expression of pure genius.”
The reception, which caps Hispanic Heritage Month at the gallery, will function refreshments, Spanish food and a chance to dive into the loaded lifestyle of Cuban social dance with the artist.
All through the workshop members will find out the origins of Palladium and Salsa kinds, although also exploring the richness and depth of Cuban tunes and dances these kinds of as Son Montuno, Cha-cha-chá, Mambo, Rumba, Conga, and On line casino.
Art for the Soul Gallery is situated in Tower Sq., 1500 Most important Road, 2nd Floor in Springfield. Instructed donations are $10.
Pop Geometric is explained by visitor curator, Ashley Zurc Pereira, as fused elements of cubism an realism with vivid acrylic colours that are layered like silkscreen and furthered with oil pastels to give dimension concerning tones, accentuating the subject matter subject of Afro-Cuban daily life on the island, everyday living in this article in the US, symbolism, mythology, religion, reminiscences and Mateu’s personal standpoint of it all. Prints are out there amongst $40 and $125.
“Mateu’s artwork is an invitation for all to find their own meanings when viewing his work,” explained Pereira.
Mateu was born in Havana, Cuba and has resided in the United States because 1997. Mateu is a teaching artist and Cuban dance teacher residing in Brooklyn New York. Mateu done his formal artwork degree at San Alejandro National Academy of Great Arts and experienced as an artwork teacher by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
He was picked as a single of 60 Masters of Contemporary Art by Art Tour Intercontinental Journal in 2014. He was a person of three artist in Thompson Unity Journal, the Hispanic edition. He has exhibited is effective in the Galleria360 found in Florence, Museum of The City in New York, WBGO 88.3 Jazz, the Jewish Museum of New Jersey and in the Countrywide Jazz Museum of Harlem.
Mateu teaches at distinct educational facilities and leads in portfolio prep at the Museum of Artwork and Structure.