View the Intimate Figures of Humberto Cuan in Masters of the Imagination

Agora Gallery Presents Masters of the Imagination.

Chelsea, NY, August 27, 2010 --( Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Colombian artist, Humberto Cuan, in Masters of the Imagination. The exhibition is scheduled to run from September 10, 2010 through October 1, 2010 (opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 2010).

The Colombian painter Humberto Cuan creates stylized, colorful portraits that are both intimate and evasive. His figures generally appear against feature-less, weathered monochrome backdrops dressed in bold clothes that often combine solid colors and patterns like stripes and polka dots. Their poses often suggest some tentativeness or self-consciousness, but their faces, rendered in pasty white with detailed features, communicate cold confidence. Often there’s an air of awkwardly prolonged youth to these mysterious characters, slouching on chairs and couches, standing next to each other tentatively, as though they’re not quite prepared for adulthood.

This gives Cuan’s oil compositions a universal appeal, suggesting developing adult individuals still hampered by some inter-generational confusion or reluctance. Seen in this light, the abstract, indeterminate spaces these characters inhabit suddenly make all the more sense. Located neither in youth nor in adulthood, Cuan’s shy and tentative figures float in a vague in-between region with strong, emotive colors, but lacking details and definition. His paintings portray beautiful lives in transition and transformation.

Exhibition Dates: September 10, 2010 – October 1, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
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One of the primary characteristics of Latin American art is an imaginative scope that comes across in the aptly named group show “Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition.” This selection of gifted artists possess the same creative spirit that has been celebrated by artists such as Bravo, Tamayo, Rivera, Obaldia and Botero. Around each corner visitors will enjoy exploring and experiencing the intricate color, form, and textures of Latin America, not merely with the eyes, but the heart.

Featured Artists:
Ignacio Alperin Bruvera, Cristina Arnedo, Erich Birchmeier, Carlos Cabán, Marcela Cadena, Humberto Cuan, María Susana Dos Santos, Flor Echevarria, Maria de los Angeles Espinosa, R. Porter Finch, Ivan Hurtado Lorenzo, Ivanrod, Ivanka Kovacevic, Marcela Krause Porter, Claudia Lamas, Ilka Lemos, Hugo Martínez Rapari, Jacqueline Mitri, Mariana Morales, Andre Netto, Patricia Pieschacón, Marcelo Pizzolo, Adelia Sayeg, Wuilfredo Soto.

Agora Gallery
Joyce Asper
530 West 25th St
Chelsea, NY 10001