Strong-Cuevas. Face to Face

3 May 2017 – 27 May 2017

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Elga Wimmer PCC is pleased to present Strong-Cuevas’ first solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will feature fourteen sculptures with eight drawings all from the 1980’s to this year.


Of her own work, Strong-Cuevas has said; “There is a meditative quality in my work – interior investigation – and I’m also fascinated by physics, cosmology, and what’s out there in the universe. The macro world, the micro world, and the material world are all part of one thing, really.”

In “Brainwaves and Archetypes, The Sculpture of Strong-Cuevas,” Donald Kuspit posits Stong-Cuevas’ sculptures as “cosmically open and epic in scale or hermetically enclosed and intimate in scale, whether constructions or cast in bronze, whether involving single or multiple heads, fuse the modernist traditions of primitivist expression and pure abstraction, confirming their originality by reconciling the opposites. They are, indeed, imaginative brainwaves of the archetypes.”

Space Totem, 1997, has three stacked mask-like heads - the lowest with eyes shut, the middle head with eyes slightly open and the top head with eyes wide open - contained in a stainless-steel frame telescoping towards an aperture that opens to the world. A metaphor for the life force contained in all of us to go further than our physical selves, to reach beyond what is essentially known.

Strong-Cuevas has had over 20 solo and 50 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is included in the collections of the Bruce Museum, CT; Grounds for Sculpture, NJ; Guild Hall, NY and The Heckscher Museum of Art, NY. Articles and reviews include: Architectural Digest, Newsday, New York Observer, New York Times, Sculpture Magazine and World Sculpture News.

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