Yoan Capote
Racional, 2004
conte crayon, watercolor on paper
60 x 40 inches
YCd 03

Yoan Capote
Racional, 2004
unique plaster, wax
22 x 13 x 15 inches
YCs 11

Yoan Capote
Study for Nostalgia I, 2004
conte crayon, watercolor on paper
40 x 30 inches
YCd 09

Yoan Capote
Study for Nostalgia II, 2004
conte and watercolor on paper
40 x 30 inches
YCd 10

Yoan Capote
Nostalgia, 2004
suitcase, bricks, cement
40 x 41 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
YCs 12

Yoan Capote
Casados 1, 2004
leather
4 1/2 x 28 x 36 inches (variable)
YCs 02

Yoan Capote
Casados II, 2004
leather
4 1/2 x 28 x 36 inches (variable)
YCs 04

Yoan Capote
Madness, 2004
wood, plaster, found object
17 x 4 x 10 1/2 inches
YCs 05

Yoan Capote
In Love (After Brancusi), 2004
wood, brass
11 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (variable)
YCs 01

Yoan Capote
Study for Stress, 2004
graphite, watercolor on paper
81 1/2 x 45 inches
YCd 15

Yoan Capote
Stress, 2004
concrete, bronze
edition of 3
82 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches
YCs 13

Yoan Capote
Stress (Grimace), 2004
oil on canvas
57 x 77 inches
YCp 03

Yoan Capote
Unanimes y Anonimos, 2003
graphite, watercolor on paper
40 x 60 inches
YCd 02

Yoan Capote
The Kiss, 2004
Bronze, perfume
4 x 1 3/4 x 2 inches
YCs 14

Yoan Capote
Study for I Want You, 2004
graphite, watercolor on paper
15 x 80 1/2 inches
YCd 01

Yoan Capote
Gallery Installation

Yoan Capote
Divorce, 2004
ink, watercolor on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches
YCd 13

Yoan Capote
Show Announcement Card

Yoan Capote
Show Announcement Card

Press Release

During November and December, The George Adams Gallery will exhibit new sculptures and drawings by Yoan Capote. Titled Animica - a reference to the human spirit - the exhibition will include sculptures in concrete, bronze, plaster, wood and leather as well as related studies, many of which were completed during his stay in New York. Animica: Sculpture and Drawings is his debut solo exhibition in the United States.

Capote's works focus on ironies of the human condition. For example, the largest work in the exhibition, Stress, 2004, consists of four stacked concrete blocks, each block separated by a row of clenched teeth cast in bronze. Matrimonio, 2004, is a life-size work of two pairs of leather shoes, one a man's the other a woman's, with one shoe from each pair seamlessly joined to the other. (There is a variant that is two pairs of men's shoes similarly joined). Racional is a half-scale classical male torso carved from plaster with a brain replacing the penis, while Will of Power,is a proposal for a public sculpture in which stairs are carved into an orb, suggesting that climbing up only means coming down.

Yoan Capote, who was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba in 1977, lives and works in Havana. He graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in 2001, and was a professor of art there from 2001 until 2003. He exhibited in both the 7th and 8th Havana Bienial, received a grant from the Cuban Artists Fund to study at the Vermont Studio Center in 2003, and is currently participating in New Installations- Artists in Residence: Cuba, at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. During November, Capote will be a resident artist at the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska.


Exhibition Checklist

Main Gallery
(Clockwise from reception desk)

Study for Nostalgia I, 2004
conte crayon and watercolor on paper
40 x 30 inches
YCd 09

Stress, 2004
concrete, bronze
edition of 3
82 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches
Ycs13

In Love (After Brancusi), 2004
wood, brass
11 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (var)
YCs 01

Unanimes y Anonimos, 2003
graphite, watecolor on paper
40 x 60 inches
YCd 02

Madness II, 2004
wood, found object
17 x 4 x 10 1/2 inches
YCs 05

Racional, 2004
conte crayon, watercolor on paper
60 x 40 inches
YCd 03

Nostalgia, 2004
suitcase, bricks, cement
40 x 41 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
YCs 12

Stress (Grimace), 2004
oil on canvas
57 x 77 inches
YCp 03

Casados II, 2004
leather
4 1/2 x 28 x 36 inches (variable)
YCs 04

I Want You..., 2004
graphite, watercolor on paper
15 x 80 1/2 inches
YCd 01

Side Gallery

Divorce, 2004
ink, watercolor on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches
YCd 13

Racional, 2004
unique plaster, wax
22 x 13 x 15 inches
YCs 11

Study for" Stress", 2004
graphite, watercolor on paper
81 1/2 x 45 inches
YCd 15

Casados I, 2004
leather
4 1/2 x 28 x 36 inches (variable)
YCs 02

Study for Nostalgia II, 2004
conte crayon and watercolor on paper
40 x 30 inches
YCd 09

The Kiss, 2004
unique cast bronze, perfume
4 x 1-3/4 x 2 inches
YCs14