Exhibition at Galeria Cubana, 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s historic South End. Open Reception: Friday, May 14, 2010 from 6:00PM-10:00PM with the artist present. This represents a rare opportunity to meet the artist and discuss both his creative inspirations and the role artists play in modern-day Cuba.
Permission to come to the U-S was just granted 15 days ago. This is Gaulhiac’s first trip to the U-S and this will be his only exhibition during his stay.
Orestes Gaulhiac’s artistic visions are not not overtly political. However kings, queens, counts and countesses, dukes and duchesses, deities, virgins, mythological heroes, and highly stylized buffoons inhabit Gaulhiac’s forbidden universe. Within that universe, Gaulhiac creates new relations between the rulers and the powerful on one hand and their subjects on the other. Gaulhiac’s visit represents an opportunity to create multimedia or a photo gallery of his work to accompany a print story. To some, his art is from another planet, but very accessible even to the untrained eye.
Gaulhiac was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1960 and is a graduate of Havana’s Escuela Nacional de Diseño (National School of Design) in 1980. He has had numerous exhibitions since the late 1980’s. His solo exhibitions have been in Mexico City, Puebla, Mexico, the Canary Islands, Havana, Lisbon, Los Angeles and Chicago. His works can also be found in collective exhibitions and private collections in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, the Dominican Republic, Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Luxemburg and elsewhere.