After seven years away, Pablo Perea, the Cuban artist, returns to Havana Gallery with the exhibition “Turning Pages.” Perea is remembered for more than ten years in Chicago for his colorful portraits of women that depicted romantic stories and moments from the artist’s life.
In the past several years, Pablo Perea has joined the community of artists in Santa Fe, New Mexico, collaborated with the artist Linda Storm and became a the father of two boys, Theo and Santiago. Also in New Mexico, he brought his artistic talent to the film industry as a set painter.
His current exhibition shows the evolution of an artist; as life changed, his work changed. “Turning Pages” is his first show of works on paper in the United States and consists of almost fifty oil pastel drawings. This is a return to a technique that Perea used in his earliest works in Cuba from 1994 – 1996.
This will be Pablo Perea’s last show at Havana Gallery in its current location.
The gallery will close its doors in Lincoln Park, temporarily, in November 2017 and will move to a new location in Chicago. Havana Gallery has been one of main institutions promoting Cuban art in the U.S. since 1999. The gallery has represented and promoted the work of more than 100 artists who live in Cuba under license from the Treasury Department and the within the laws of cultural exchange between the two countries.
Havana Gallery cordially invites you to the opening reception of “Turning Pages” on Saturday, August 26. The show will be on display until September 26, 2017. We are eternally grateful to all of you for supporting the gallery for almost twenty years.