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Studio updates from the photo-collage artist Mark Guglielmo

CUBANEO

Created on three trips to Cuba shortly before and after Obama's historic visit and Fidel Castro's passing, CUBANEO is a new traveling exhibition of photo-mosaic murals and audio interviews set to a soundtrack of soulful Cuban music. The most attended show in the 40-year history of APE Gallery, with over 3,000 visitors in 22 days, it opened in Northampton, Mass in June 2017. A portal to Cuba, the mosaics measure up to 15 feet long and are handmade by taping together thousands of 4x6” photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop is used. A catalyst for conversations about some of the most salient issues of our time, it travels to Boston's Villa Victoria Center for the Arts from October 6-27, 2017 then to Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba in February 2018.

Che Vive | Che Lives, Photo-mosaic, 42 x 54 inches, 2016 (Made up of 80 square 6x6" photo-mosaics)

Che Vive | Che Lives, Photo-mosaic, 42 x 54 inches, 2016 (Made up of 80 square 6x6" photo-mosaics)

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A revolutionary masterpiece for this generation and beyond.
— Martin Jones
Escuela Primaria Guerrillero Heroico | Heroic Guerrilla Elementary School, Cienfuegos, Photo-mosaic, 69 x 142 inches, 2017

Escuela Primaria Guerrillero Heroico | Heroic Guerrilla Elementary School, Cienfuegos, Photo-mosaic, 69 x 142 inches, 2017

Las Damas de Noche | The Ladies at Night, Santiago de Cuba, 54 x 59 inches, 2015

Las Damas de Noche | The Ladies at Night, Santiago de Cuba, 54 x 59 inches, 2015

El Coche Verde | The Green Car, Havana, 68 x 94 inches, 2016

El Coche Verde | The Green Car, Havana, 68 x 94 inches, 2016

Breathtaking. I can’t remember the last time art on a wall had such an impact on me.
— Bob Cilman
El Asado de Cerdo | The Pig Roast, Santiago de Cuba, 38 x 75 inches, 2015

El Asado de Cerdo | The Pig Roast, Santiago de Cuba, 38 x 75 inches, 2015

La Familia Sánchez en Casa | The Sanchez Family at Home, Santiago de Cuba, 44 x 137 inches, 2015

La Familia Sánchez en Casa | The Sanchez Family at Home, Santiago de Cuba, 44 x 137 inches, 2015

Callejón de Hamel, Havana, 36 x 132 inches, 2016

Callejón de Hamel, Havana, 36 x 132 inches, 2016

Rendered speechless. Trying to find words to express this awe and joy.
— GBH
Yosnel en Valle de Viñales | Yosnel in the Valley of Viñales, 36 x 128 inches, 2016

Yosnel en Valle de Viñales | Yosnel in the Valley of Viñales, 36 x 128 inches, 2016

El Pintor Lincoln Camué | The Painter Lincoln Camué, Santiago de Cuba, 50 x 94 inches, 2015

El Pintor Lincoln Camué | The Painter Lincoln Camué, Santiago de Cuba, 50 x 94 inches, 2015

Yordany y la Lavandería | Yordany and the Laundry, Viñales, 49 x 67 inches, 2016

Yordany y la Lavandería | Yordany and the Laundry, Viñales, 49 x 67 inches, 2016

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Mesmerizing. The opening of hidden worlds.
— Olivia Kiers, Art New England
Bucanero en Playa Ancon | Buccaneer at Ancon Beach, Trinidad de Cuba, 46 x 68 inches, 2017

Bucanero en Playa Ancon | Buccaneer at Ancon Beach, Trinidad de Cuba, 46 x 68 inches, 2017

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

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

La Tiendita | The Corner Store, Santiago de Cuba, 45 x 75 inches, 2016

La Tiendita | The Corner Store, Santiago de Cuba, 45 x 75 inches, 2016

This exhibition sings! And makes me want to dance!
— Denise
Nena lo de Ingenio Abajo | Nena from the Bottom of Ingenio Valley, Trinidad de Cuba, 2017, 46 x 68 inches

Nena lo de Ingenio Abajo | Nena from the Bottom of Ingenio Valley, Trinidad de Cuba, 2017, 46 x 68 inches

Me transporto a Cuba. No tengo palabras para describir mis emociones.
— Manuel Eduardo
Mark Guglielmo