I just found out that the collective exhibition “Summertime”—featuring work by Adál Maldonado (ADÁL), Carlos Dávila Rinaldi, and Jorge Díaz Torres—opened last night at Galería Petrus [many thanks to Leslie Díaz for sharing the press release]. At the opening, visitors were regaled with jazz music by Atoa’Boca, as a tribute to famous composer George Gershwin, creator of the immortal song “Summertime,” an inspiration for this unique art presentation. Works in photography, painting, and sculpture by these three vital Puerto Rican artists will be on view through August. The gallery is located at 726 Hoare Street (corner of Las Palmas) in Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Description (from press release):
The photographic section features work by Adál Maldonado (Adál), one of our most recognized art photographers at the local and international level. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Museo del Barrio in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco; the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris in France; and the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium; among others. The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies presented a retrospective of his work with the publication of a book/catalog, Out of Focus Nuyoricans (Harvard University Press, 2004 and 2006). [Shown here: “Memorias Olvidadas,” 1973; the image was originally published in ADÁL’s The Evidence of Things not Seen (Da Capo Press, 1975).]
Renowned artist Carlos Dávila Rinaldi includes samples of his most recent paintings. Dávila Rinaldi graduated from DePauw University in Indiana with a degree in Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally and represented in private collections and institutions such as the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Ponce Museum of Art, the Puerto Rican Athenaeum, Cooperativa de Seguros Multiples of Puerto Rico, Banco Popular, and UBS Financial Services, among others.
[Shown here: Dávila’s 2012 “Carretera Vieja.”]
Jorge Díaz Torres is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in San Juan. He has exhibited
individually at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Ponce Museum of Art. He has also
participated in major art fairs in the United States (such as Pulse Art Fair), China, and other countries. During his career, he has won major awards from prestigious companies such as Lexus and Oriental Group. [Shown here: an installation from the Pulse exhibition. Also see http://blog.uprising-art.com/en/arte-en-respuesta-jorge-diaz-torres-2/.]
[Photo at the top: Installation shot at Petrus Gallery of ADÁL’s “Conceptual Jíbaro Art” 1985. The image on the left is a self-portrait from the series, “I was a schizophrenic mambo dancer for the FBI,” and the image on the right is a portrait of ADÁL taken by Robert Mapplethorpe in 1979.]
For more information, you may call (787) 289-0505 or visit http://www.petrusgallery.com/