The second wave of the Neo-Latino art movement will be launched at the County College of Morris (CCM) Art Gallery this winter with an exhibition featuring the work of 16 contemporary Latino artists.
The exhibition runs from November 24 through January 30, 2015, with an artist reception on Wednesday, December 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located in the Learning Resource Center on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. The gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.
Bolivian aesthetic theorist, poet and “Father of Amnesis Art,” Dr. Nicomedes Suárez-Araúz, has argued that the blending of cultures that has occurred through globalization will result in a cultural renewal, and that no 21st Century art movement has done more to ignite a Hispanic renaissance than the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area Neo-Latino group. That renaissance is being led by Raul Villarreal, an acclaimed Cuban American painter, who in 2003 christened the movement Neo-Latino Art.
At Villarreal’s urging, the second wave of the Neo-Latino art movement is taking place at CCM with an exhibition featuring cutting-edge images of social significance and imaginative visions, intrinsic to contemporary Latino communities within the greater metropolitan area.
The artists participating in the exhibition are Josephine Barreiro, Olga Mercedes Bautista, Monica S. Camin, Christie Devereaux, Nicola Stewart Fonseca, Ricardo Fonseca, Fermin Mendoza, Lisette Morel, Angélica Muñoz Castaño, Gabriel Navar, Isabel Nazario, Julio Nazario, José Rodeiro, Marisol Ross, Sergio Villamizar and Raúl Villarreal. The Latin American and Iberian countries represented are Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Portugal and Spain.
Photo: “The Twins,” oil on linen, Raúl Villarreal