Homewood Studios Events Archive
November 4, 2010- November 30, 2010
ANTONIO GUERRERO: From My Altitude
Antonio Guerrero, a well-known and beloved poet in his native Cuba, is in jail in Colorado. He is one of the group of Cuban men known as The Cuban Five, arrested, accused and convicted of committing espionage on the United States government in 2001. Their story has become a cause celebre in many circles and positions on the Five's innocence or guilt vary wildly depending upon one's political views.
All this is background to Antonio's paintings. He began painting in prison, teaching himself and learning from other inmates. His work includes views of his immediate environment (Prison Cell Door, Prison Shirt), what he can see from his prison window (Colorado Mountains From Prison, Blue] and what he remembers of his home in Cuba [Road To Santiago].
The twenty-eight paintings in this show are making their way around the country, arriving here at Homewood Studios from a recent gallery show in New York City.
Opening Reception - Friday, November 5th from 6p to 9p
Gallery Talk - Tuesday, November 9th beginning at 7p - will focus on Guerrero's paintings, their content, technique and meaning
A Conversation on the Politics of Freedom in Cuba and the U.S - Friday, November 19th beginning at 7p
To read more about The Cuban Five and to view images of Antonio Guerrero's work, please go to http://www.freethefive.org/meet5/antonio.htm
Unlike most of our shows, From My Altitude began with obvious political content. Our intent was to accommodate the Minnesota Cuba Committee's goal of raising awareness of the Cuba Five and the attendant issues about freedom, constitutional rights and justice while at the same time focusing attention on Antonio Guerrero's heart-wrenching art.