THE CUBAN POSTER: A RETROSPECTIVE
July 10 - August 14, 2004

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Track 16 Gallery is pleased to announce THE CUBAN POSTER: A RETROSPECTIVE, an exhibition that promises to be one of the most comprehensive collections of Cuban poster art shown in the United States. Three outstanding graphics archives--the Center for Cuban Studies (New York), the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (Los Angeles), and Global Graphics (Los Angeles)--have culled their collections for this unprecedented exhibition. Included will be works by Pedro Arate, Munoz Bachs, Rene Mederos, Niko, Alfredo Rostgaard, as well as work by a group of less well-known visual artists including Eduardo Marin, Marzel, and Pepe Menendez. The opening reception will take place on July 10 from 6 to 8 P.M., with live music by Francisco Aguabella and his Afro-Cuban band. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 6 P.M.

This retrospective, includes posters spanning six decades, traces the development of a culturally rich nation where graphics are used to promote and celebrate its history and ideals. A variety of rare and new posters will be available for purchase at the gallery as part of this special event.

In-gallery seminars and screenings of new Cuban cinema are slated for selected dates (Track 16 Nights) during the exhibition. Planned events include two panel discussions organized by Al Nodal: WORKING CUBA, a discussion with five people currently working with Cuba on diverse projects; and READING CUBA, a panel of authors examining issues, attitudes, and laws in Cuba and the U.S. today. Additional events include HEARING CUBA, a special preview screening of a film about the Cuban musical group, Los Zafiros, followed by a question-and-answer session with the director; and SEEING CUBA, an evening of new and vintage Cuban cinema. Events take place on Friday nights during the run of the exhibition. Please refer to www.track16.com for specific dates and times.

This summer, bypass U.S. travel restrictions and come sample the indomitable Cuban muse stateside. For additional information and material, contact Beverly Walton at Global Graphics at (310) 815-8665.