Pan American Art Projects is delighted to announce The Life of Meanings, a solo show that introduces the newest works by Carlos Estevez, who has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, Oolite Arts and The Ellies Creator Award, and the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in Havana, among other recognitions. The exhibition presents different micro-universes of memory, small spaces of the artist’s identity and for everyone who builds their own “life of meanings”. Estevez narrates his dreams through interactive works; cabinets of curiosities, paintings of imagined cities and drawings conceived as intellectual maps.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with a principal text by Maritza Lacayo, Assistant Curator of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and one of the most important critical voices in the artistic context of Miami; and texts by Claudia Taboada, the exhibit curator, and Janda Wetherington, the person who has been the Director of Pan American Art Projects for more than twenty years and has followed the artist’s trajectory since then. Also, we will be offering for sale some copies of the monograph written by the well known art critic Carol Damian on the work of Carlos Estevez on the
occasion of his exhibition at the Tucson Museum in 2019, a book that offers a broader and retrospective overview of his work.
Pan American Art Projects was established in 2001 with the mission to exhibit and promote established and emerging artists from North, Central and South America, providing a context for dialogue between the various regions. We represent a strong roster of contemporary artists of the Americas and hold a collection of important works from Cuba, Argentina, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Our programming reflects these complementary arenas providing a comprehensive historical context for contemporary tendencies in the visual arts from these regions.
The gallery was born from the personal collection of our owner, Robert Borlenghi, who as a founding member of MOCA Los Angeles made his first trip to Haiti in 1990 and found many great artists that were relatively unknown to collectors in the U.S. He made it his mission to collect and exhibit underrepresented artists from Haiti, Jamaica and later Cuba. This mission then transferred to our gallery when we opened in Dallas in 2001, when we began adding actively represented artists from North and South America.