New Paintings by Artists Living and
Working in Cuba
Reception - April 3rd from 6 to 9 pm.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through
Saturday, 11-6 and by appointment
The Broderick Gallery’s April show brings Cuba to
Portland, Oregon, via the work of artists Orlando
Ignacio Merida and Ernesto Pumariega. The exhibit
will feature new work by the two artists, Merida and
Pumariega, living in Havana, Cuba. George Broderick
just recently returned from Cuba where he visited
with the artists and brought their work back with
him to Portland.
39" X 51"
In describing his paintings Merida says he has
“taken stylistically opposed extremes and arrived at
a figurative style which is becoming more and more
immersed in an abstract realm. This direction, I
find, is approaching more exactly my own sense of
reality, and at the same time broadening my concept
of reality.” Merida has recently shown with success
in the Netherlands and has had exhibitions in Puerto
Rico, Portugal, Berlin, in addition to showing
see more by Merida
24" X 20"
Pumariega’s paintings of every day objects are
imbued with satire of the Cuban society.
Everything Cubans own has to be fixed. It is beyond
their means to buy new things, and of course there
are very few new things for sale, and the artist
elaborates on this theme. Both artists received
their art education at the San Alejandro Academy of
Art, Havana, Cuba.