Capote in New York. For Palangre, his third solo exhibition at Jack Shainman gallery in Chelsea, Yoan Capote focuses on two series of fish-hook paintings—large-scale works whose surfaces are covered with thousands of hand-placed hooks. Seen from a distance, works in the Isla series, and the more abstract Palangre series, may be understood as seascapes, calm or turbulent. But seen up close, their bristling surfaces speak to the risks of trave, emigration, and crossing boundaries. The show opens on Thursday, February 2, with a 6 p.m. reception at the gallery’s 24th Street location.
Impasse in Havana. Visitors to the 2012 Havana Biennial may recall La Marea, Tamara Campo’s installation at La Cabaña that showed a wave of international currency torqueing through the space. Now, a show of Campo’s work opens this Friday, January 20, at Galería Villa Manuela, with a 5 p.m. reception. Tamara Campo: Impasse runs through February 17.
And then Bala perdida. The solo show by Susana Pilar Delahante Matenzo opens February 24 at Galeria Villa Manuela, and runs through March 13.
Closing soon: (In)Mobiliario. At Galería Habana, there’s still time to catch this group show focusing on “home life” in its broadest sense. The show’s dozen artists re-envision everything from domestic architecture and furnishings to the shortages of a post-utopian society. Artists include Lissette Castillo, Los Carpinteros, Glenda León, and Alexandre Arrechea, among others. On view through this Friday, January 20.
Arrechea in Madrid. At Galería Casado Santapau, http://casadosantapau.com/ Alexandre Arrechea joins an international roster of more than 20 artists in Modern Sculpture. Curated by Friedericke Nymphius and Gerold Miller, the show opens this Thursday, January 19, with a 7 p.m. reception. Through March 4.
Soriano in Boston. As we mentioned in last week’s preview, Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic opens at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston University, on Monday, January 30. The show’s 90-some paintings, pastels, and drawings span the artist’s career from the 1950s through the luminous, biomorphic mysticism of his mature work of the 1990s and 2000s. The show runs through June 4 at the McMullen, then travels to the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California, and in October, to the Frost Art Museum in Miami.
Diago at Harvard. At Harvard’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, roughly two dozen mixed-media and installation works by Juan Roberto Diago explore Cuban history from an Afro-Cuban perspective. Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present opens with a 6 p.m. reception on Wednesday, February 1, and runs through May 5. Diago will take part in a conversation with the show’s curator, Alejandro de la Fuente, at noon on Friday, February 3.
And Mendieta at Harvard. As part of its ongoing film series “On Not Being at Home,” the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard is presenting “The Films of Ana Mendieta.” The screening is scheduled for February 2, 7 p.m., at the Harvard Film Archive.
And at Berkeley. Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, the exhibition that debuted in 2015 at the University of Minnesota, is now at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, where it runs through Sunday, February 12.
Herrera in Columbus. It closed last week at the Whitney Museum in New York, but Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight is already on its way to the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio—also home to the Pizzuti Collection—where it opens Saturday, February 4, and runs through April 16.
González in New York. In her new show at Hirschl & Adler Modern gallery in Midtown Manhattan, María Elena González takes her 2013 “Tree Talk” series as a starting point. Made in wood and porcelain, her new works function as both sculpture and musical instruments, exploring the sounds that are inherent in materials, and sound as a material for sculpture. Featuring sculpture, drawings, and video, María Elena González: Tempo opens February 9 at Hirschl & Adler Modern gallery in Midtown Manhattan.
Barroso at the Armory Show. Abel Barroso’s installation Pinball del emigrante—a standout in his show at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes during the 2012 Havana Biennial—makes a New York appearance at the 2017 Armory Show in March. The work will appear in Platform, a new section of large-scale works, installations, and site-specific pieces curated by Eric Shiner, senior vice president of contemporary art at Sotheby’s. Titled “An Incident,” Shiner’s edition of Platform will also include works by Yayoi Kusama, Ai Weiwei, Lawrence Weiner, and eight other international artists.
Cuban Art in Coral Gables. More than 100 works survey Cuban art from the colonial era to contemporary times. Originating last year at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, Cuban Art in the 20th Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant-Garde takes a fresh look at Cuban culture and its relationship to the international art scene. It’s now coming to the Coral Gables Museum, where it opens this Saturday, January 21. A tour led by curator Segundo Fernández is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, at 1 p.m. The show runs through April 23.
Larraz in DeLand. In DeLand, Florida, the Museum of Art DeLand opens a show of work by Julio Larraz this Friday evening, January 20, with a reception running 5–7 p.m. Julio Larraz: Painting & Sculpture runs through April 2.
Emilio Sánchez in Miami. Tracing nearly six decades of the artist’s career through 30-plus works, as well as documents, personal effects, and other ephemera, Emilio Sánchez in South Florida Collections opens at the Lowe Art Museum on Thursday, February 9. On view through May 21.
Group show at Tresart. The gallery continues to make itself at home in its new Wynwood space with its first show of 2017—an international group exhibition featuring works by Wifredo Lam, Luis Martínez Pedro, and Loló Soldevilla, among others. The show, which opened last week, continues at Tresart through March 21.
Two at Latin Art Core. The Miami gallery gets the new year off to a fast start with two back-to-back shows. Opening Friday, January 27, Recent Works: Ramón Alejandro presents the artist’s vividly colored, tropically influenced fantasias, on view through February 28—followed soon after by a show of Salvador Corratgé’s drawings on music.
Deupi appointed CINTAS President. Architecture scholar and CINTAS board member Victor Deupi has been appointed president of the CINTAS Foundation. Deupi is co-curator of what will soon be two exhibitions in South Florida—Cuban Archtects at Home and in Exile, now on view at the Coral Gables Museum, and the upcoming Emilio Sánchez at the Lowe.
Looking ahead…Two exhibitions by Cuban artists made The Art Newspaper’s extensive list of notable shows for the first half of 2017. Singled out for May, Los Carpinteros at CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil), Rio de Janeiro, opening May 17; and for June, Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, opening June 16.
And a reminder for next week: Island Allure next Thursday. In New York, archivist Ramiro A. Fernández will give an illustrated talk on Island Allure – Cuba: 1858–1958, at the Instituto Cervantes next Thursday, January 26, 7 p.m.