Cremata Gallery and Alliance Franaise present Towards Paris 5/22/09

Cremata Gallery and Alliance Française present “Towards Paris!”
A panoramic view of Cuban artists who have called Paris home
Opening reception: Friday, May 22nd, 2009. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Locations: Cremata Gallery. 1646 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL 33135
Alliance Française. 618 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL 33135
Dates: Cremata Gallery. From May 22nd, 2009 through June 30th, 2009
Alliance Française. From May 22nd, 2009 through June 16th, 2009
Lectures: Cremata Gallery Wednesday, May 27th, 2009: 7:00 p.m.
Alliance Française Thursday, June 4th, 2009. 6:00 p.m.
Cremata Gallery and Alliance Française, are pleased to present “Towards Paris!” a panoramic view of Cuban artists that at different times or due to different circumstances have called Paris home. The title comes from the answer given by Eduardo Abela to the question “…where, then, should I direct my steps?” The reply was not difficult, according to Abela: “Towards Paris!” He added, “everyone knows that since the beginning of the XIX Century French painting is the most important in the world.”
Cremata Gallery proposed the idea to Miami’s Alliance Française which immediately accepted the challenge. A working bond was created between Raul Cremata and Philippe Timon director of the Alliance. They joined efforts to advance this venture and offer their respective spaces to allow this unique narrative to unfold. A rich and varied compilation of paintings and sculptures includes works by Cuban leading artists of the last two centuries. Cremata Gallery is proud to present this distinguished selection of works for “Towards Paris!” entirely for sale.
In conjunction with the exhibit, we are offering two lectures with Aldo Menendez art critic, painter and curator of the show, and Carlos M. Luis poet and art critic, who has been intimately connected with French culture for many years.
Among the subjects to be discussed are the influence of France in Cuban art, how the French’s artistic vision leaves its mark on XIX Century art in the island, the specific weight of “Breton’s surrealism” on our avant-garde and post avant-garde, Paris like the Mecca, where many of Cuba’s most important works art have been produced.
To make a reservation for each lecture, please e-mail the gallery at: or call: 305.644.3315
Cremata Gallery
1646 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Ph: 305.644.3315
Cell: 305.300.0068
Fax: 305.644.3319
Alliance Française
618 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33130
Ph: 305.859.8760