|Jan 7 - Feb 2, 1984|
During January the Frumkin Gallery will show a series of new paintings by Luis Cruz Azaceta. This is his third one-man show at the gallery and the new work continues his artistic themes of apocalypse, alienation and victimization. The new paintings, all painted while the artist was teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, are handled with new freedom and have rich, dense surfaces.
In the catalogue of the exhibition, Azaceta states that he continues to paint The Victim and Man's Cruelty to Man. The large painting Deadly Rain continues the apocalyptic visions, which dominated his last exhibition at the Frumkin Gallery.
Luis Cruz Azaceta came to this country from Cuba in 1960 and has lived and worked in New York ever since. Since his appearance in a New Talent exhibition at the Frumkin Gallery in 1975, he has exhibited widely both on the East and West Coasts, and has been included in exhibitions dealing with both "the New Expressionism" as well as the "Latin Renaissance."
The Azaceta exhibition runs from January 7th through February 2nd. The exhibition consists of seven large paintings and a number of related drawings. The Frumkin Gallery is open from 10 to 6, Tuesday through Friday and from 12 to 5:30 on Saturdays.
1. Homo-Beef, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 95 x 65 inches
2. Deadly Rain, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 77 x 94 inches
3. Split Head, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 95 x 62 inches
4. Little Homo-Fetish, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 93 x 73 inches
5. Homo-Fragile, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 120 inches
6. Traveler, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 65 ½ x 96 inches
7. Homo-Paint, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 67 x 38 inches
8. Traveler, 1983, acrylic, chalk on paper, 22 x 30 inches
9. Homo-Beef, 1983, acrylic, chalk on paper, 22 x 30 inches
10. Homo-Beef II, 1983, oil pastel on paper, 40 x 26 inches
11. Nightmare Vision, 1983, oil pastel on paper, 30 x 21 ½ inches