Thursday, August 28, 2014

1914-2014 / Los cien años de mi madre

Leonardo Selgas / Graphic Project / 2014
Blanca Rosa Cepero fue mi madre, y talismán
para varias generaciones de las familias Selgas y Cepero.
Mi madre Blanca Rosa…y clara como la Luna.
Mi suerte.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Los seres queridos

Cepp Selgas / Acrylic on paper / 36X36ins.- 1994

Monday, August 25, 2014

ARTernate / 2 Park Avenue NYC / No.7...Final

Photo by Rodriguez Calero
I’m very grateful to RoCa and Luis Carle for lending  me the pictures that made possible my cover on “ARTernate” show.
So, departing from the ‘boat stampede’ of talented
Marina Gutierrez’ installation I will show you the rest of ‘visuals’ from the show, like a virtual tornado.  

Artist / Marina Gutierrez / Photo by Rodriguez Calero

Photography by Ruben Natal San Miguel / Photo by Rodriguez Calero

Artists / Nancy Saleme, Ileana Emilia Garcia, Patricia Cazorla, Airy Quiros, Vanessa Peters and Claudia Corletto / Photo by Luis Carle.
Works by Rene Juan De la Cruz and son Lucas De la Cruz / Photo by Luis Carle.
Works by Nancy Salome / Photo by Luis Carle.
Ileana Emilia Garcia in front of Drawing / Photo by Luis Carle.
Works by Amanda Rivera / Photo by Luis Carle.
At Rocio de Alba's installation, Cepp Selgas, and Eliud Martinez before Maria Dominguez' art / Photo by Rodriguez Calero.
Artists / Yasmin Ramirez and Anabelle Rodriguez / Photos by Rodriguez Calero.

Artists / Carlos Cordero and Maria Dominguez / Photo by Rodriguez Calero.

Thanks for the many visits to may Blog!

Cepp Selgas / "Sweet Dreams" and "Nightmare" from 'Out of the Closet' series / Photo by Rodriguez Calero.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ARTernate / 2 Park Avenue NYC /Opening Evening-Night No.6

"Pool Party" and Video "Archipelago" /  Rafael Rosario Laguna's impressive installation works the disturbing and the enchanting at the same time, with a solid result. Photo by RoCa.

ARTernate / 2 Park Avenue NYC /Opening Evening-Night No.5

Carlos N Molina's "Flying Carpet". Total harmony of pure elegancy with a poetic touch, using what we usually see as ordinary.  (Detail) Photo by RoCa.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

ARTernate / 2 Park Avenue NYC /Opening Evening-Night No.4

"Dancers" / Eliud Martinez' Performance / From a famous beach scenario a very well known photographer comes out of his own creation to enjoy 'Life' in the flesh. Thanks God! / Photos by RoCa

ARTernate / 2 Park Avenue NYC /Opening Evening-Night No.3

A panoramic view just few minutes before the opening / Photo by RoCa

ARTernate / 2 Park Avenue NYC /Opening Evening-Night No.2

The very cleaver 'Botanica style' candles installation depicting original photographs by Luis Carle's "Saints Series" (detail) Photo by RoCa.

Rodriguez Calero / With a Powerful visual block of diptychs / "UrbanHood I" (top)
 "UrbanHood II" (Bottom) from UrbanHood Series /  Photo by RoCa.

ARTernate / 2 Park Avenue NYC /Opening Evening-Night No.1

From Tertulia Latina and Art Committee of  "ARTernate" Rupert Arvelo lending his kind words at the opening of the Show (center view) Photo by RoCa 
(Rear view) Photo by RoCa

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New York State of Mind No.27

Yesterday in a photo by fellow artist and friend RoCa, installing my two pieces "Sweet Dreams" and "Nightmare" with RoCa's art left far-back.

Today from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, ARTernate -Transforming Spaces, a Group Show of twenty artists living and working in New York will have its ‘one and only night in town’ at  2 Park Avenue, NYC.
ARTernate is an exhibition of works, showing the artist’s way on expressing their vision of transformation. Features Painting, Photography, Installation and Performance. The pieces in this show gives interpretations of what transformation means visually, emotionally and as a way of connecting to the viewer.
This exhibition is sponsored by LACREA (Latino American Commercial Real Estate Association) and TERTULIA LATINA.
Art Committee: Ruperto Arvelo, Luis Carle, Juan Hernandez, Gaddiel Lopez.

August 21, 2014 @ 5:30 / 9:30 PM
2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Attention! / ARTernate Exhibition Floor Change on 29th Floor

Same Show Same Every Thing...Different Floor

August 21, 2014 @ 5:30 / 9:30 PM
2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New York State of Mind No.26

My dear friend, fashion designer, Evidio Perdomo sent me from Havana, Cuba this image of a gouache on paper, one of my earliest  work from 1970. This piece use to be in cuban Art Master Sevando Cabrera Moreno’s private collection. I’m so glad to see it out of its ‘oblivion’ after all these years, and on such a beloved friend's hands. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

New York State of Mind No.25

"Ophiuchus" / A great photograph  by Michaelangelo Di Nonno / 2010

Here in New York City at Jadite Galleries I had a Solo Show, “The 13th Sign”,  in 2010.  It was all about the classic Zodiac, the whole twelve signs plus the ‘intrusive’ Ophiuchus.
"Ophiuchus" was a luminous assemblage depicting a ‘digital sing’ “@“ as the snake baiting it’s own tail .
One of the last days on show, by accident, it fall down to the floor and ended no completely broken but seriously damaged. It took me four years to find the way of mending it. Now "Ophiuchus" is back…as luminous as back then but...pretty smaller.

"Ophiuchus" / My 'just for the record' photo / 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014


Cepp Selgas / "Cojimar" / Ink on paper / 1975 / SIGNOS Magazine.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ARTernate / Transforming Spaces Art Exhibition

David Cabrera , Rodriguez Calero, Luis Carle,
Patricia Cazorla, Carlos Cordero , Claudia Corletto,
Rocio de Alba, Rene Juan De la Cruz, Maria Dominguez,
Ileana Emilia Garcia, Marina Gutierrez ,
Ramon Gutierrez, Eliud Martinez, Carlos N Molina,
Ruben Natal San Miguel, Amanda Rivera ,
Rafael Rosario Laguna, Vanessa Peters, Anabelle Rodriguez,
Nancy Saleme, Cepp Selgas

PERFORMANCE by: Carlos Manuel Rivera

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Gateway Project presents: EMERALD CITY

​"Double Flutter" by Nancy Cohen, part of "Hackensack Dreamings" series

The Gateway Project presents:
August 7 - October 2

Opening Reception:
August 7, 2014
6 pm - 9 pm

2 Gateway Center (connecting indoors to Newark Penn Station, accessible by PATH or NJ Transit)
Newark, New Jersey

Leslie Adler, Milcah Bassel, Aileen Bassis, Jennifer Cake Caviola, Lindsey Clark-Ryan, Nancy Cohen, Hyun Cho, David Antonio Cruz, Marc D'Agusto, Patricia Dahlman, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Samer Fouad, Ming-Jer Kuo, Katherine Mojzsis, Jaye Moon, Natalia Nakazawa, Nina Pilar, Kelly Ann Pinho, Jorge Sanchez, Negin Sharifzadeh, Christine Soccio, Charlee Swanson, Kelly Vetter, Kati Vilim, Virginia Wagner, Joe Waks, Etty Yaniv


As part of an ongoing curatorial collaboration between Project For Empty Space (Jasmine Wahi) and Solo(s) Project House (Rebecca Jampol),
The Emerald City is the capital city of the fictional Land of Oz in L. Frank Baum's Oz books, first described in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The city is sometimes called the City of Emeralds. Located in the center of the Land of Oz, at the end of the famous yellow brick road. It is described of being built of green glass, emeralds, and other jewels, a Utopian space to the untrained eye. In Sidney Lumet’s, The Wiz (1978), the Emerald City is an epicenter of cosmopolitan style and sophistication- a veritable catwalk of high-culture. However, the grandeur and almost-gaudy appearance of the Emerald city is merely a facade- beneath the blanket of glittering gems is a raw industrial infrastructure that is no more glamourous than it sounds. The Emerald City is no different than any other metropolis that once reaped the benefits of industrialisms boom era- a surreal masterpiece of enchanting beauty and shimmering vivacity that covers a raw and almost-dystopian chaos held together by a decidedly unglamourous armature.

Work included in Emerald City will duly incorporate and embrace the materiality of industrial substances, which are typically used as internal frameworks. Artists will transform these substances that are most often associated with industrial fabrication into objects whose existence is substantiated by beauty over function. The purpose, ultimately, of this exhibition is to explore the often indiscernible difference and existence of appearance and reality- beauty and chaos- dystopia and utopia in the urban expanse.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Magali Alabau / Poesía / Diario de Cuba

Los pájaros me despiertan con sonidos
que parecen ser del cielo.
Creo que me hablan
a cambio de semillas
y del agua que les dejo
muy temprano.
No conozco cuáles son sus nombres
o sus categorías,
sé que pintan un cuadro
en la ventana, 
saltando, huyendo, 
enmascarados en las ramas.
¿Dónde duermen?
¿Dónde pasan el invierno?
Ellos que tan frágiles son, determinados, 
aunque exista nieve, llegan a recoger semillas.
Al cardenal lo reconozco por su rojo brillante,
rojo que vuela como el fuego,
siempre acompañado por su amante,
su cónyugue o su amiga.
Por años me han visitado al final de cada invierno.
Un día, a principios de abril, su compañera,
con bellos pálidos verdes y amarillos,
se arrojó contra el cristal de la ventana.
Una y otra vez se golpeaba
como si hubiera enceguecido.
Quién sabe qué tormento la acechaba.
Golpes contra el panel de vidrio.
Esa primavera la vi día a día hacer lo mismo,
repetir la hazaña hasta un día que la encontré herida,
muerta ya dentro del cuarto.

Magali Alabau nació en Cienfuegos en 1945. Sus últimos libros publicados son Dos mujeres(Betania y Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York, Madrid, 2011) y Volver (Betania, Madrid, 2012).