CAMAGUEY, Cuba.- Works by Cuban artist Martha Jimenez, from the province of Camaguey, will be exhibited at the Emerson College in Boston, US, at the invitation of the institution.
This is the first exhibition of Jimenez’s work in the US, where she recently concluded a tour of six states.
The Cuban artist was also invited to give lectures at the university devoted to the study of communication and performing arts.
The exhibition consists of nine paintings and the same number of ceramics and it will be unveiled in October. The pieces selected for the display show a few changes in the artist’s creation like a greater use of allegories to mark the intentionality of her messages, more colorful patinas on the ceramics and sober shades in the pictorial work.
However, the artists maintains one of the hallmarks of her career, that is scenes alluding to costumbrismo, with mostly pompous and sensual female characters and elements that make reference to the daily life in the island.
Jimenez told ACN she is currently devoting more time to painting than to pottery, contrary to what she has done throughout her career so far.
Member of the Cuban contemporary vanguard, Jimenez has been awarded several prizes including the Distinction for the National Culture in 1997 by UNESCO. She was more recently acknowledged by the Contemporary Art Biennial of China, this year.