Parallel Currents: Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection of Latin American Art
O'Shaughnessy West Gallery
August 29ľNovember 14, 2010
The Snite Museum of Art is pleased to exhibit contemporary Latin American artworks from the collection of Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Cuban-American poet, critic, curator, professor and collector.
Since the mid-1970s, Pau-Llosa has used tropes to generate an original model of art criticism which maintains that Latin American modernist painting and sculpture is distinct from parallel currents in Europe and the United States precisely because of the high presence of metaphor, metonymy and synecdoche in its images.
He was a senior editor of Art International from 1982 to 1994, North American editor for Southward Art , and a contributor and advisor to the encyclopedic Dictionary of Art , 1996. A frequent lecturer at major art museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, his art criticism has appeared frequently in visual art periodicals and journals, and he has served as a juror and curator in various international biennials and group exhibitions.
Ricardo has also published six books of poems and has been published in American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Notre Dame Review, Partisan Review, Southern Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and in many other literary magazines, and within numerous anthologies.