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Form's Transgressions

The Drawings of Agustín Fernández

On View:
Saturday, January 12, 2013 — Sunday, February 17, 2013


This exhibition, done in collaboration with the Snite Museum of the University of Notre Dame, presents graphite drawings from the late 1960s to the 1990s that provide a comprehensive overview of his most recognizable imagery, a visual language instilled with the erotics of desire and vulnerability.

Cuban-American artist Agustín Fernández (1928-2006) ranks as one of Surrealism's most discerning interpreters and is considered to be one of the masters of modern Cuban art.

His unexpected juxtapositions are the product of years of philosophical and aesthetic exploration that took him from Cuba's vanguardia to the post-war Surrealist circle of Paris and, starting in 1972, the gritty counter culture of downtown New York. This exhibition is the first ever to focus solely on these remarkable drawings.