2. Things That Cannot Be Seen Any Other Way: The Art of Manuel Mendive
Mito de la Creacion (Myth of Creation), 1985. Mixed media on heavy paper. Courtesy of Cernuda Arte.
Cuban artist Manuel Mendive’s work is deeply rooted in spirituality and magic. There is a deep sense of transformation occurring in the paintings, providing a great sense of awe. The paintings seemed to say we are connected to something higher, bigger, brighter than ourselves.
Mendive’s career spans 50 years, yet most Americans may never have the chance to see the depth and breadth of his work. This exhibition gives the tip of a huge creative iceberg.
The show runs through October 20.
California African American Museum, 600 State Dr, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA, 90037