Art Exhibition: Arnaldo Morales’ “Manta-raya No. 14”

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Arnaldo Morales’ “Manta-raya No. 14” is on view from October 23 to November 18, 2015.

On Friday, October 23, the Delta del Picó Gallery at the Liga de Arte [Arts League] of San Juan hosted the opening of “Manta-raya No. 14” [Stingray No. 14]—an exhibition by artist Arnaldo Morales. Morales, Puerto Rican artist based in New York, is a sculptor who has made his mark by creating mechanical objects that—through their parts or actions—require us to keep alert in their presence. These objects are a reminder of human ingenuity and, at the same time, they show us the breach between the human and the mechanical.

Liga de Arte is located at Plaza del V Centenario (in front of the Totem) in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Arnaldo Morales was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1967 and has lived in the New York area since 1996. He has exhibited internationally for over 20 years. His work has been included in key projects such as Wizard Chamber (Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland, 2013); Deluxe (Sala Plaza de España, Madrid, and traveling, 2003); Pay Attention Please (Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, 2001); Greater New York (PS1-MoMA, NY, 2000); and Así está la cosa (Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporánea, Mexico DF, 1997).

He has shown at Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe (Valencia), The Living Art Museum (Reykjavik), Rice University Art Gallery (Houston), Galería de la Raza (SF), Real Art Ways (Hartford), Islip Art Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Americas Society, Exit Art, White Box (all NY), as well as with Galería Botello (San Juan), Galería Salvador Diaz (Madrid), Galería Casas Riegner (Miami), and De Chiara/Stewart Gallery (NY).

His awards include a John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Residency (WI, 2008); an Islip Art Museum Carriage House Residency (NY, 2006); and a Jerome Foundation Award for Residency at Franconia Sculpture Park (MN, 2002); fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2001) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2000), and a commission from the Public Art Fund (NY, 1997). Morales’ work is included in private collections across the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as the Permanent Collections of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte Contemporánea, and
Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (all San Juan); El Museo del Barrio and Chase Manhattan Bank (NY); and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI).

For more information on Liga de Arte, call (787) 725-5453 or see http://ligadeartesj.org/

For original posting, see http://autogiro.cronicaurbana.com/arnaldo-morales-manta-raya-no-14-liga-de-arte-2/

See the artist’s page at http://www.arnaldomorales.com/

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