“The Cuban-Americans,” a photography exhibit by artist and photographer Geandy Pavón will be on view at the Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College starting on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:00am. The Weitz Center is located at 3rd Street East, Northfield, Minnesota. The exhibition is open and free to the public.
Description: Carleton College will host the acclaimed photographic exhibit “The Cuban-Americans” by painter and photographer Geandy Pavón. The exhibit is part of the College’s annual Foro Latinoamericano event. This event is free and open to the public. “The Cuban-Americans” is a photo essay following in the tradition of Robert Frank’s seminal collection “The Americans,” a 1950s unveiling of a more nuanced and certainly less congratulatory view of American society. His photos, large silver-gelatin prints, can be humorous, mysterious or unsettling. Pavón is interested in the “conceptual aura” of ruins and decay and in everyday practices of power display, ideas that he developed in his Empire and Wrinkle Portraits series. This latest work garnered significant critical acclaim, and was praised by The New York Times art critic Holland Cotter.