MARCANO GARCÍA LUZ Y COLOR COLOR Parto Musical (2009) Acrílico con Espátula 66” x 66” Col. Del Artista
Light and color are constant features of a large part of the Caribbean visual arts. Starting from academic painting and the lithographs that were produced in parallel during the nineteenth century, these two constituent elements of artistic production increasingly acquired a relevant position. At times, black is used in certain compositions as a counterpoint with expressive force or a line to contain areas that radiate color. Now come to mind many works by the Cuban Amelia Peláez , or those by the Puerto Rican Lorenzo Homar , or of some of the so called primitive painters from Jamaica and Haiti, only as samples of such a formal constant in diverse artistic productions.
Mancha de Plátano (Trípico) Albizu (2004) Serigrafía: 17” x 47”
Mancha de Plátano (Trípico) Betances (2004) Serigrafía: 17” x 47”
Mancha de Plátano (Trípico) Hostos (2004) Serigrafía: 21” x 47”
This constant has become a distinctive feature in Pablo Marcano Garcia’ s work. Openly alluding to the secular stained glass linked to religious buildings, Marcano García has created an imagery of his own that at the same time is national and Caribbean. In doing this, he goes beyond the limits of anecdotic and local immediacy to reach dimensions of greater projection. I am referring to the diversity of themes that has occupied his attention in recent years that is closely linked to his Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American reality.
Sagrado Corazón Jíbaro (2002) Serigrafía 22” x 28”
Thus, in Marcano Garcia’ s works we can see an interest for the outstanding figures in the history of our peoples - Martí, Don Pedro [Albizu Campos], Betances, Hostos - , in the flowers that add color to our environment; from the urban landscapes to the disquieting presence of lights in certain night scenes; from various views of his native Gurabo to scenes of daily life significant for their appearance of simplicity. Occasionally, Nature bursts forth, filling with the pure and brilliant colors of flowers the entire space up to the horizon, while now and then the figures of men and women are the protagonists resting on the support chosen by the artist.
In the same way that these themes appear once and again in the work of Marcano García , their formal handling is also a constant feature. They are mainly provided by the reminiscence of stained glass - bright colors bound by the incessant black line - and the light that is wisely shed on the focal points of the composition. Light and color , therefore, are the tools, so to say, with which the artist shapes a diverse and unique body of work, encouraged by his love for the best in the life of the homeland, the desire to bring historical truths to a wider public, and the purpose of filling with beauty and brightness the daily lives of all. Pablo Marcano García has this purpose and his unremitting work attests to his perseverance and love for truth and beauty. Adelaida de Juan Cuban Art Critic Cuban Art Critic Cuban Art Critic Cuban Art Critic
Gurasalem (2005) Acrílico con Espátula 38” x 68” Col. Privada
Isabelita Flor de los Vientos (2000) Acrílico con Espátula 36” x 48” Col. Mariana Libertad Marcano-García
Selected Exhibitions <ul><li>Casa Aboy, San Juan • Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico •Museo de Arte e Historia, San Juan • Hotel Condado Plaza, San Juan • Pabellón de las Artes, Caguas • Hotel Cerromar, Puerto Rico • Museo La Puntilla, San Juan • Centro Cardiovascular de Puerto Rico y el Caribe • Convento Los Dominicos, San Juan • Galería Bohío Charas, Nueva York • Orange Gallery, Otisville, NY • Academia Roberto Clemente, Chicago, Illinois • Centro de Recepciones, San Juan • Hospital Frank País, Habana, Cuba • Sala Rubén Martínez Villena, Cuba • Hospital Interamericano de Medicina Avanzada (HIMA), Caguas • Academia de Arte, Talento e Imagen, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana • La Galería de la Calle San Cristo, San Juan • UNESCO Bonn, Alemania • Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York • Zafra, España • Malaga, España • Córdova, España • Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico </li></ul>
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<ul><li>Ray Vázquez, President </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Medina, Vice-President </li></ul><ul><li>David Hernández, Treasurer (Chair of Finance Committee) </li></ul><ul><li>Agnes Justiniano, Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Board Members: </li></ul><ul><li>Maribel Hopgood, Chair of Programming Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Carmen Lonstein, Chair of Capital Campaign Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Luis Martínez, Chair of Building Committee </li></ul><ul><li>José E. López, Co-Chair of Programming Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Miguel Palacio, Member </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Roldan, Member </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) </li></ul><ul><li>3015 W. Division St. </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL. 60622 </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing Address: </li></ul><ul><li>2459 W. Division St., Suite 500 </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL. 60622 </li></ul>Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) Board of Directors
Sponsor: Co-sponsors: University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico