3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Closing Reception – Friday, October 1
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
If you havenâ€™t seen it, donâ€™t miss it!
Flora Fong and Li DomÃnguez Fong
The Mother, The Son: Two Artists, One Passion
There are only a few days left so see this excellent bi-personal exhibition that has attracted over 600 visitors. The show features over forty works rendered by both artists and will be on view through October 20.
Longtime writer, editor and art critic for the Miami Herald since 1980, FABIOLA SANTIAGO interviewed the artists the day after their successful Opening Night, and commented in her insightful reviewâ€¦
â€œMother-and-son Cuban artists Flora Fong and Li DomÃnguez Fong have traveled to South Florida
from their home in Havana for a joint exhibition of their works, The Mother, The Son: Two Artists,
One Passion, at Coral Gables’ Cernuda Arte.
[â€¦] Fong’s paintings and sculptures are charged with the tropical vigor of the Cuban countryside
and framed by symbols of her Chinese ancestry. DomÃnguez’s angst-laden works are enigmatic
landscapes in textured grays, black and white. Broken or incomplete bridges and stairwells â€“
and people – populate his art.
[..] Sunflowers, palm trees, red fish, a cafecito cup, the smoke of a cigar and the sea are primary
elements in the paintings she creates in her studioâ€¦ A painting of a tropical island-like mountain
is anchored by the Chinese character for forest.
[â€¦]On the other hand, DomÃnguez, who is exhibiting work created during the last eight years, has a more critical view of life. His peasants and fishermen seem sad, pensive, and as in the striking, A la espera (In the Waiting), disillusioned. The stairwell doesn’t seem to lead anywhere. The bridge becomes something else, something elusive. [â€¦] Every painting has a phantasmagoric quality.â€
(Excerpt: Fabiola Santiago, Artistic Journey, September 5, 2010, The Miami Herald, p.1B)
To view the exhibition, click here.