Artist Renelio Marin - "Street Dialogue:New York/Havanna"

Category: Art & Music
Location: Curtis Gallery

[August 13, 2012] –New Canaan Library is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition by Cuban-American artist Renelio Marin. The show, entitled Street Dialogue: New York/Havana, (Dialogo Callejero: Nueva York/La Habana) will open on Sunday, September 9, 2012, with a reception for the artist from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The reception is open to the public and all are invited to attend. The exhibit will be on view in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery through Sunday, October 7.

Street Dialogue features drawings and paintings in gouache and pencil on paper, alive with the culture and street life of these two vibrant, and very different, cities.  Marin’s art education was traditional, with an emphasis on painting and drawing on canvas and paper. His drawings and paintings evoke the many moods of New York and Havana’s streets – from quiet and sultry to pulsating with action. In his work, Marin often uses photography as a point of departure, working from an image projected on paper or canvas; other times he draws directly from an image or a live model. All of the pieces included in Street Dialogue were created from photographs taken by Martin on the streets of New York and Havana. 

Renelio Marin was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from Havana University. He then moved to New York and studied art in New York City, graduating from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts. Marin furthered his studies to receive a Master of Arts from New York University in 2011.
Marin has been featured in countless group and solo exhibitions, among many others, "Latin American Art Biennial" Gordon Parks Gallery, Bronx, New York (2010); “One Man Show” Havana Libre Gallery, Cuba; “Pensacola Museum of Fine Arts.” Pensacola, Florida (2003) and "Art Without Borders.”Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts” Santa Fe, NM (1998.) His work has been included in the following Collections:  The Giorgio + Rosanna Armani Collection; The Shelley + Donald Rubin Foundation Collection; The Vidal Partnership Collection, CEO Manny Vidal; The Wilfredo Rosado Collection; The Havana International Bank Collection; The Jorge Reynardus + Jorge Moya Collection; The Sheppard Collection; The Giuliana Caporale Collection.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of New Canaan Library.  The curators are Miki Porta and Susie Salomon

IMAGE INFORMATION: “Up to the Light,” gouache on paper, 48 x 29.5 inches, 2006.