Incisive exploration of the paintings of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
Life Streams explores the work, video clips, sculptures, and installations of Alberto Rey, an artist whose paintings addresses problems with identification, cultural variety, environmental reviews, and worldwide sustainability. As a Cuban-born artist dwelling in western big apple country, Rey’s present paintings emphasizes his involvement together with his group and its neighborhood panorama, specially its trout streams and their surrounding surroundings. via Rey’s travels from his domestic within the upstate big apple village of Fredonia to the Caribbean, Latin the United States, Europe, and to nearly each kingdom within the usa, he has received an realizing of individuals, locations, vegetation, and fauna.
This ebook presents biographical information regarding Rey and a contextual examine of his paintings. The individuals have written approximately Rey’s paintings from views in keeping with cultural stories, identification experiences, literary stories, and philosophical reviews. curiosity in his Cuban and American identities are associated with his curiosity in international tradition and his fresh examine of fish species and environmental matters. As such, this ebook displays present techniques that spotlight consciousness on attached cultural concerns and modern matters in regards to the surroundings, conservation, recovery, and renovation. Rey’s paintings offers a brand new standpoint on those issues as he combines paintings with activism on an area, neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign level.
“This appealing ebook, with its meticulously researched essays, firmly locations Alberto Rey within the context of yankee modern artwork as anyone addressing problems with identification, hybridity, environmental ethics, organic decay, and resurrection. Like his trout matters (Pacific coastal migratory fish brought to the nice Lakes), he's a transplant, a hybrid. he's inspired by way of his many worldwide travels, which, injected into his paintings, extra offer the richness and texture that make him such an unique artist.” — James Prosek
Lynette M. F. Bosch is Professor of paintings heritage on the country college of latest York at Geneseo and the coeditor (with Isabel Alvarez Borland) of Cuban-American Literature and artwork: Negotiating Identities, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.
Mark Denaci is affiliate Professor of artwork heritage at St. Lawrence collage.