An acclaimed multidisciplinary contemporary artist now based in Las Vegas, Angel Delgado will debut Constancy, a new series of paintings and sculptures inspired during the months he was imprisoned in Cuba for a controversial performance art piece in 1990, at the Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art on June 14.
The works examine using the limited supplies available to prisoners including carved soap blocks, drawings on handkerchiefs and paintings. Delgado’s work is expresses the limitations, restrictions, prohibitions and controls that are frequently imposed on human beings, not only in prison but also in society. The opening wine reception and artist talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 14. The Video Performance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 10.
Delgado has shown his work internationally for over 15 years, including solo shows in Havana, Madrid, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Istanbul, and Pittsburgh, and now at the Amanda Harris Gallery.
Delgado uses his art to transform objects or situations considered ordinary to inspire reflection on daily living, limits imposed and society as a whole. Originally from Cuba, Delgado studied at the University of the Arts in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro. Delgado achieved an Artists Residence in The Mattress Factory Museum in Philadelphia, and in 2008, he won the Museum of Latin American Art Award in sculpture and tridimensional works category. He has also participated in various international contemporary art fairs, including Art Forum Berlin, Balelatina Basel, Art Miami America, CIRCA, Art Platform, The Armory Show and recently, Miami Art in Context. For more information, visit www.angeldelgado.net.
Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art is in located in 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas at 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd., #150, on the ground floor of Soho Lofts, attached to the speakeasy lounge, The Lady Silvia. The gallery first opened its doors in late 2011, with a focus on emerging local and west coast artists. Gallerist Amanda Harris studied art history in Boston and Florence, Italy before moving to Las Vegas in 2007. For more information, visit www.amandaharrisgallery.com.