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CUBA IN TRANSITION

Cuba, Cuba in Transition, Photo-collage, Photo-mosaic, Photocollage, Photomosaic

Conceived in Cuba on three separate trips by the artist shortly before and after President Obama's 2016 visit, Cuba In Transition: Narrative and Perspective is a new, traveling exhibition of interviews, field recordings and photo-mosaic murals, each bearing Guglielmo's unique style.

An homage to Cuba at this historic moment, the murals measure 5 to 15 feet in length and are handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4x6” photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop is used.

Curated by Caribbean art expert Waleska Santiago-Centeno, this contribution to a global dialog is a people-centric initiative rather than an expert-centric determination of correctness. It fosters a welcoming environment for conversations about one of the important and salient issues of our time.

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Che x Alberto Korda x Chuck Close

Che x Alberto Korda x Chuck Close

Photo-mosaic, 54x42, 2016

Eighty square 6x6" photo-mosaics. Each took 2 or 3 hours. A mash-up of Alberto Korda's iconic image with Chuck Close's method, only I use photo-mosaic instead of paint. Father of the Cuban revolution, constructed with thousands of patchwork images of Cuba today, revealing a complex legacy.

"Breathtaking. I can't remember the last time art on a wall had such an impact on me."

"Breathtaking. I can't remember the last time art on a wall had such an impact on me."

-Bob Cilman, Young@Heart Chorus

El Coche Verde | The Green Car, Havana

El Coche Verde | The Green Car, Havana

Photo-mosaic, 68x94, 2016

I happened upon this scene in Habana Vieja. A solitary man, without parts, without tools, reviving his car. Progress was glacial, but evident. Everyone focuses on the shiny old cars. But they all start here. He said the engine is an '82 Toyota, the body a late 50s American model. Classic Cuban ingenuity.

"Mesmerizing. The opening of hidden worlds."

"Mesmerizing. The opening of hidden worlds."

-Olivia Kiers, Art New England

El Vendedor de Verduras | The Vegetable Stand, Santiago de Cuba

El Vendedor de Verduras | The Vegetable Stand, Santiago de Cuba

Photo-mosaic, 40x73, 2016

Ernesto took me to this vegetable stand, around the corner from his house. It had just stopped raining, a brief respite from the blazing heat of summer in Santiago.

"Portrays the feeling of being in Cuba more than anything else we've seen."

"Portrays the feeling of being in Cuba more than anything else we've seen."

-Trish Crapo, Greenfield Recorder

El Pintor Lincoln Camué | The Painter Lincoln Camué, Santiago de Cuba

El Pintor Lincoln Camué | The Painter Lincoln Camué, Santiago de Cuba

Photo-mosaic, 50x94, 2015

Portraits of Afro-Cuban women in the windows of a store-front caught my eye. As I approached, a voice beckoned me in. It was Lincoln Camué (82), the renowned painter and this was his studio, a room at the front of his humble home. We talked for an hour, connecting as artists on the journey. I returned a week later to chat some more.