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Cuba In Transition opens at Deerfield Academy on Jan 13, 2019

El Vendedor de Verduras | The Vegetable Seller,  Santiago de Cuba, 2016, Photomosaic, 40 x 73 inches

El Vendedor de Verduras | The Vegetable Seller, Santiago de Cuba, 2016, Photomosaic, 40 x 73 inches

Come see my new exhibit! It's up at Deerfield Academy from January 13-March 1, 2019. There will be new pieces, some never seen in the Pioneer Valley and a few never exhibited before. Here's the scoop: "Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective" is a traveling exhibition of photomosaic murals, interviews, and field recordings by artist Mark Guglielmo.

Deerfield Academy
Hess Center for the Arts’ von Auersperg Gallery
7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342
Tel 413 774 1480 | deerfieldacademy.org

Opening Reception: Sunday January 13th 5-7:30pm
Conversation with the Artist: Saturday February 16th 4:30-5:30pm
(part of TEDxDeerfield) Moderated by Wilson Valentín-Escobar, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Hampshire College.

Both events are free and open to the public, so please share and invite friends. There are 10 murals on display, 5 of them new pieces that were not shown in Northampton, 3 of which have never been exhibited before.

Regular Gallery Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30-4; Sat & Sun by appointment only
Contact Lydia Hemphill lhemphill@deerfield.edu to arrange a time outside gallery hours

Each mural measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4x6” photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used. Culled from dozens of audio interviews Guglielmo recorded and conducted in Spanish, diverse Cuban voices and perspectives are presented. Set to a soundtrack of soulful Cuban music. It is the New York-born artist’s fifth exhibition of pieces from this series, which opened in June 2017 at APE Gallery in Northampton, MA, before traveling to Boston, Colorado, and Easthampton's Williston. 

Guglielmo visited Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa in July 2015 and Havana and Viñales in February 2016 before President Obama’s landmark trip to Cuba in March 2016, the first by a sitting US President in 88 years. In February 2017, Guglielmo returned to the island, this time to Cienfuegos and Trinidad de Cuba, just two months after the death of Fidel Castro. An homage to Cuba at this historic moment, this project chronicles a dynamic and rich culture full of heart and soul, melded in the crucible of isolation: geographically, economically and politically. 

Directions:
Hess Center for the Arts’ von Auersperg Gallery
7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342 will take you to Deerfield Academy's Main Campus Building (#21 on the map at right). The Gallery (#14a on the map) is just behind and to the right of the Main Campus Building inside the Hess Center for the Arts. Plenty of free parking along Albany Road and in front of the Main Campus Building.

More info: 413-774-1480

Deerfield Academy Campus Map (14a is the Gallery)

Deerfield Academy Campus Map (14a is the Gallery)

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