Exhibit Opening of Carlos Guzmán’s “Where the Sea Retreats”
The work of critically acclaimed Cuban artist Carlos Guzmán is coming to the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center!
One of Cuba’s most imaginative and creative contemporary painters, Carlos Guzmán, combines fantasy and allegory in 22 other worldly paintings and drawings on display from January 20th to April 24th, 2022 at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, Florida.
Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 6-8:30 pm
during this month’s Morada Way Art Walk
Park and ride Freebee to attend both events.
The exhibit will be available in both Spanish and English.
About Carlos Guzmán
Guzmán’s work defies the Laws of Nature, ignoring the barriers of time and space to create a unique artistic version filled with dreamlike figures in lavish costumes tinkering with strange technologies in a parallel universe. Each piece grabs the viewer, inviting them into a world of whimsy and magic.
Represented in original and daring exhibitions around the world, Guzmán has participated in almost a hundred collective and personal expositions. His creations are included in important private and institutional collections at different countries. Among his most notable solo exhibitions are “The Magic of a Magic Instant” (Miami, 2013); “Changement des tons dans l’auvre de Guzmán” (Paris, 2012); “Carlos Guzmán” (Portugal, 2010); “Another Dimension” (Saint-Martin, 2009); and “Sailing Your Nights” (Havana, 2007). In 2014, Guzmán was selected to represent Cuba for the first time at the Fourth Annual Art Camp, “Colors for the Planet,” organized by UNESCO in Andorra.
“I feel very honored and happy to be able to represent my country in this lovely, praiseworthy and interesting event in which I aspire pronounce held up our culture. It is an immense pride to be able to carry my creations to a country that knows little of the Cuban genuine moral values of culture and that for me is of great importance that she be acknowledged and admired,” says Guzmán.
“We are excited to bring such a culturally-rich exhibit to the History and Discovery Center as we broaden our outreach to the community” said Bonnie Barnes, Executive Director.
Within Cuba, Guzmán has received the National Illustration Award “Raúl Martínez” in 2011. His work was selected for the imagery for the 31st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana. He has also participated in several iterations of the Havana Biennial and Subasta Habana.
His work can be found in private collections and museums around the world, including Austria, Germany, Monaco, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Russia, Portugal, the Basque Country, Brazil, Mexico, Guadalupe, Venezuela, Spain, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, France, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Explore the fanciful world of Carlos Guzmán at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.
Keys History & Discovery Center is located on the property of the Islander Resort, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.KeysDiscovery.com or call 305-992-2237.