Professor Lilian Garcia-Roig has several large-scale on-site paintings, as well as some works from the “Hecho con Cuba” series currently being exhibited in the Florida “Contemporary” at the Baker Museum in Naples. The show opened Dec 18 and runs through April 18, 2020.
In this exhibition, Professor Garcia-Roig presents these two distinct but related series (one perceptually-based and the other, conceptually-based) together for the first time. The curator Rangsook Yoon writes, “Best known for her large-scale, thick impasto, plein air landscape paintings, Garcia-Roig was awarded a 2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. Her most recent works, painted with pigments made with red soil from Cuba’s Viñales Valley, represent reflections on personal and collective narratives of the Cuban diaspora, as well as her enduring preoccupations with nature and color theory.”
-The Florida Contemporary, organized annually by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, aims to recognize great artistic talent springing from all corners of the state. This year’s invitational exhibition features the work of four distinguished women artists worthy of national attention: Elisabeth Condon (b. 1959), Lilian Garcia-Roig (b. 1966), María Martínez-Cañas (b. 1960) and Carrie Sieh (b. 1978). Based in Tampa, Tallahassee, Miami and Coral Gables, respectively, these artists have widely exhibited their art both nationally and internationally. The exhibition contextualizes their interpretations of artistic traditions using various materials and techniques within general contemporary artistic trends, and it also highlights their individual artistic concerns and merits.
These four artists’ creations push artistic limits as they explore the potential of materials and techniques, as well as emotional and cerebral landscapes.