Expressiones Cultural Center in New London is very proud to present: “The Americas, Honduran Art Unveiled." a group exhibition of contemporary art by Honduran artists. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between Expressiones Cultural Center of New London, The Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana, IHCI, an organization based in Tegucigalpa-Honduras and the Otis Library in Norwich. The Exhibit is a selection of artworks shown in the context of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, building bridges through the arts. All these well established contributing Honduran artists will be available for the talks and openings.
The Americas, Honduran Art Unveiled comes to Ottis Library and Expressiones Cultural Center in order to strengthen and reaffirm the friendship not only between our two friendly countries but all Latin America and the United States. These two exhibits have been on tour of four major Honduran cities: San Pedro Sula, Valle de Angeles, Comayagua and Gracias Lempira with the aim of expanding and strengthening the cultural management of the art and national culture. These exhibits highlight and recognize the artistic production as a permanent asset of Honduran society, turning these participant ing artists into art envoys.
Participants Artist are:
Nicolaza Hernandez: is an artist who mainly works with photography. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on assumptions of what landscape means to us.
Hendry Rivera: makes drawings and mixed media artworks. Through a radically singular approach that is nevertheless inscribed in the contemporary debate, he creates work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. His work tells stories by creating metaphors.
Francisco Pinto: His works are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Space and landscape are examined using a visual vocabulary that addresses many different social and political issues. His work incorporates time as well as space – a fictional and experiential universe that only emerges bit by bit.
Juan Carlos Fernandez: His works demonstrates how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century and how it has affected Central America. It challenges the binaries we continually construct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves by contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience.
Wilmer Sandre: His works are characterized by the use of everyday characters in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By emphasizing aesthetics, he absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. Wilmer’s personal follow-up and unique revival of a tradition of dreams is important to his process of art creation that generates future projects.