‘PEDROSA HANDMADES’ FEATURED IN SOLO EXHIBITION AT ART EXPO 2017
April 20, 2017
Cuba’s ‘Reflective Soul’ To Exhibit Noted Collection, New Works in Manhattan
The ‘Handmade’ Collection by fearless Havana-born artist Milena Martinez Pedrosa will be featured at Pier 94’s Art Expo 2017, in a solo exhibit along with new works in the series.
The Pedrosa Handmades - a striking portfolio of oil-on-canvas paintings with social and political imagery deepened via relevant newspaper-collage placement - made a distinct impression at Art Basel Miami in 2016. The Handmades will now be exhibited in the heart of New York City’s arts community during Art Expo’s 39th year.
“I’m excited to bring the Handmades right to Manhattan, as I get so much from interacting with art enthusiasts and seeing their reaction to my work, firsthand,” said Pedrosa. “The pieces have taken on even more relevance in the last year or so, and speak to my perception of Cuba’s 21st Century journey in the Americas and beyond.”
Five works in the collection were acquired by Michael Miller Galleries (MMG) in late-2016, who will also represent Pedrosa in Canada throughout 2017-18. These Handmades, including the riveting Manipulation and Firm Stand, will make her one of four featured artists forming the core of a new 60-painting private gallery:
MMG’s ‘The Scaffold’ private-viewing art installation in Crescent Beach, BC, south of Vancouver.
“You see plainly that Milena’s ‘drawn hands’ are simply some of the best representations of the form ever committed to canvas,” said Michael Miller, the art dealer and gallerist behind MMG.
“Then you feel in her work, somehow, that she’s managed to reflect the true soul of the Cuban people and that country’s emerging identity over the last 10-20 years,” Miller stated. “I’m excited to be joining Milena in New York and then have these powerful pieces seen live across the continent, by as many collectors as possible.”
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