Cleveland Print Room’s “Embargo” Brings Back Creative Fusion Artists from Cuba and Chile

Fri 9/14 @ 5-9PM

The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program has given Cleveland artists and art lovers the opportunity to meet and interact with artists from around the world. Hosted by various local arts organizations, they’ve created new work inspired by their stay and collaborated with Cleveland artists on projects.

Three of those artists spent time here under the auspices of the Cleveland Print Room: Cubans Sandra Ramos and Pilar Rubi and Chilean Pablo Serra Marino. Both Ramos and Rubi were in Cleveland in 2017 as part of an exchange program of Cleveland and Cuban artists, while Serra Marino was here in 2014. Their work comprises the next show at CPR called Embargo.

Ramos is a multimedia artist whose work reflects on social, political and cultural conditions in her country particularly their impact on women. Her video will be featured in the show. Rubi worked with Cleveland area artist Greg Martin, a wet plate collodion specialist, to create new work combining use of digital and wet plate processes.

Serra Marino will show work from a new series of oil paintings and drawings, titled Ancien Regime, showing homemade arms from prisons and jails in Latin America and Chile. The show will also feature the work of Ukrainian photojournalist Alexey Furman, documenting the conflict in his country.

Embargo opens with a free, public reception Fri 9/14 @ 5-9pm, and remains on view through Sat 10/27.




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