On Saturday, January 12th, 2013 from 5PM to 8PM, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University will inaugurate "Form’s Transgressions: The Drawings of Agustín Fernández" (on view through February 17th, 2013), the first exhibition dedicated solely to works on paper.
Fernández was a Cuban-American artist considered to be one of the masters of modern Cuban art and ranks as one of Surrealism’s most discerning interpreters.
Presented in collaboration with the Snite Museum of the University of Notre Dame and curated by Ricardo Pau-Llosa, the exhibition about the late Agustín Fernández (1928-2006), presents drawings from the late 1960s to the 1990s that provide a comprehensive overview of his most recognizable imagery, a visual language instilled with the erotics of desire and vulnerability.
“This exhibition marks our attempt to introduce his works on paper as key elements of his impressive career that have not previously been explored in depth, and help establish his role not only in the arts of Latin America, but within the mainstream of international Modernism of the twentieth century,” says Dr. Carol Damian, Director of the Frost Art Museum.
"These works are done with graphite, some with minimal color. The space at the Frost allows for a beautiful installation that will give visitors a new perspective on his mastery of the drawing media on a grand scale,” added Damian.
Form’s Transgressions: The Drawings of Agustín Fernández is part of the Frost Art Museum’s 2013 year-long program, commemorating 500 Years 1513-2013 Spain-Florida-Caribbean, with a series of exhibitions celebrating the evolution of our regional culture and development since Ponce de León’s arrival in what is now Florida.