Carlos Estévez and exhibition curator Dr. Carol Damian will discuss Estévez’s artistic career. Estévez and Damian will sign copies of Carlos Estévez: Entelechy.
This event is free with museum admission.
TMA presents the first significant mid-career survey by artist Carlos Estévez in Carlos Estévez: Entelechy, Works from 1992 to 2018, January 26 – May 5, 2019 in the James J. and Louise R. Glasser Galleries. This personal and reflective exhibit explores 25 years of work, with more than 70 paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures by Estévez, considered one of the most prominent Cuban artists of the late 20th century.
Carlos Estévez was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1969. He graduated from the University of Arts (ISA), Havana, Cuba, and received the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in Havana, Cuba, in 1995. Living all of his life in post-Revolutionary Cuba, Estévez sought both artistic and personal freedom. After years of extensive travel, Estévez left Cuba with his young family and moved to Miami in 2004.
The publication and exhibition draws upon Estévez’s works from 1992 to 2018 and is guest-curated by Dr. Carol Damian, former Professor of Art and Art History and former Director and Chief Curator at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. A specialist in the art of Latin America and the Caribbean, she is the author of several books, catalogs, and articles. Damian lectures and has curated numerous exhibitions throughout the country.
Carlos Estévez: Entelechy, Works from 1992 to 2018 is presented by the Kautz Family Foundation, James and Jocelyn Stoller, and the Tucson Museum of Art Latin American Art Patrons, with additional support by Ed and Cristine Hansen and Chris and Suzanne Armstrong.