Arnaldo Roche Rabell
New Paintings
May 1-31, 1991


During May, The Frumkin/Adams Gallery will have its second exhibition of paintings by Arnaldo Roche Rabell. This exhibition will feature oil paintings on a smaller scale than the artist’s previous outing at the Frumkin/Adams Gallery. last spring. And in this new group of works, mythic figures have replaced the self-portrait as subject, although the artist continues to depict the dense, jungle-like environment that is his signature.  


Arnaldo Roche Rabell divides his time between Puerto Rico, where he was born, and Chicago, where he graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  In 1990, Roche Rabell was the recipient of the prestigious “Award in the Visual Arts” for the mid-Western region, and three of this large-scale paintings will be featured in the tour of award recipients that opens at the Hirshhorn in May.  In April he was the subject of a one-man exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art, also in Washington, and he will be featured in the upcoming survey of art from the ‘80s organized by the Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico.  His works were last seen in New York in last years ambitious “Decade” exhibition held jointly at the New Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art and the Studio Museum, all in New York. Within the past year Roche Rabell’s work has been acquired by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.


The Roche Rabell exhbition will open May 3rd and continue through the month. The Frumkin/Adams Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 to 6 and from 10 to 5:30 on Saturdays.