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Friday, January 9, 2009

Cremata Fine Art presents "A Journey of Reverie"

Cremata Fine Art presents "A Journey of Reverie"
Francisco Sánchez’s debut American exhibit from Jan 14th through Feb 9th, 2009
Francisco Sánchez, Yendo, Yendo. Acrylic on canvas, 2008

Opening reception: Friday, January 16th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Cremata Fine Art. 1646 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL 33135

Dates: January 14th, 2009 - February 9th, 2009

Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Mondays by appointment

Magic coexists with late Roman sculpture, French Baroque landscapes, Caribbean shells, and African motifs. The immediacy and arresting beauty of this singular universe is remarkably alive in the work of Francisco Sánchez. An artist with an illustrious trajectory in Brazil, Rome, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, he chose to wait for the right moment to schedule his first US solo exhibit. "I had to hear my inner voice and my community of artist friends: my brethren. I’ve always believed that the arts bring people together in truly unexpected ways." Mr. Sánchez arrives in the States with an extraordinary new visual language and an array of stunning oeuvre.

Discussions for "A Journey of Reverie" started over a year ago with the show’s curator, Justo J. Sánchez, and the gallery’s president and director Raul Cremata. The artist has, upon re-reading Alejo Carpentier’s El reino de este mundo and inspired by Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad, produced a series of canvases and painted chalkboards of serene and rare beauty. "Originally conceived as an ecological ode," according to the curator, "the show now establishes a dialogue with classical antiquity and how nature and magic erupt into the man-made. Deeply grounded in the telluric, Francisco collapses the oneiric and the spiritual." The artist is an Honors MFA laureate from Moscow’s famous Surikov Institute after graduating from Havana’s San Alejandro Academy and the Instituto Superior de Arte.


Dans les jardins des rêves" a free and public lecture in English by the curator, Justo J. Sánchez, on Friday, January 23rd, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.

From the faculty of the graduate Art Management program at St. Thomas/Università degli Studi di Venezia,
Mr. Sánchez, an art historian and cultural journalist, will survey the exotic and fascinating universe of Francisco Sánchez. The sense of place will be the object of analysis, from Resnais’ influential film Last Year at Marienbad to French Baroque landscape design, the work of Walton Ford, and Yoruba religion.

R.S.V.P. at 305.644.3315 or by visiting
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are served after the lecture.

Cremata Fine Art
1646 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Ph: 305.644.3315
Cell: 305.300.0068
Fax: 305.644.3319

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