Profiles by Lázaro Niebla & USCAE

Profiles is a collection of 20 pieces created by Cuban artist Lázaro Niebla over the past decade, on view for the first time in the United States. To enhance the audience's experience with and understanding of Lázaro’s artwork, ephemeral objects collected by the artist, video interviews with subjects from the artwork, a sound installation by the Touch of Sound, a replication of a Trinidad de Cuba street market and an installation representing a traditional Trinidad street have been included in the exhibit.

Niebla, a life long resident of Trinidad de Cuba, documents the connection to the past through woodcut portraits of those that understand the traditions best: the elders. His process begins by collecting discarded colonial window panels that were used to protect the homes in Trinidad de Cuba during the Spanish colonization. He then photographs his subjects, capturing them in a spontaneous moment. Working off of his photograph, Lázaro meticulously carves layer after layer of wood from the repurposed panel, exposing the perfectly preserved wood under the surface. Using acrylic paint, Lázaro adds touches of color to the piece, choosing to leave the skin of the subject wood tone -- connecting the person he has chosen to portray to the material that he has chosen to work with. The life of the tree, the life of the window shutter, the life inside the home it protected, the life of the subject portrayed, and the life of the artist are all represented in each piece of art.

  Angemina Díaz - not for sale

Angemina Díaz - not for sale

  Benerando Torres Rodríguez - $6000 94.5 x 35.7 cm 2015   

Benerando Torres Rodríguez - $6000
94.5 x 35.7 cm
2015

 

  Caridad Chaviano Rodríguez - $6000 74.5 x 41.5 cm   2015

Caridad Chaviano Rodríguez - $6000
74.5 x 41.5 cm

2015

  Demetrio Bombino Rodríguez - $5300   66 x 42 cm 2016

Demetrio Bombino Rodríguez - $5300
66 x 42 cm
2016

  Félix Barrera Placencia - Sold 94.5 x 36 cm 2015

Félix Barrera Placencia - Sold
94.5 x 36 cm
2015

  Ilda Rojas González - not for sale

Ilda Rojas González - not for sale

  Iluminada Fonseca - sold

Iluminada Fonseca - sold

  Juan Naranjo Pláceres - $15000 130.5 x 53 cm   2015

Juan Naranjo Pláceres - $15000
130.5 x 53 cm

2015

  Justiliano Martínez Jaúrequi - $6000 93.5 x 34 cm 2016

Justiliano Martínez Jaúrequi - $6000
93.5 x 34 cm
2016

  Luisa Rubio - not for sale

Luisa Rubio - not for sale

  Martiniano Martín Pérez - $9000 89 x 53 cm 2014

Martiniano Martín Pérez - $9000
89 x 53 cm
2014

  Martiniano Martín Pérez 2 - $6000 78.5 x 40.5 cm 2015

Martiniano Martín Pérez 2 - $6000
78.5 x 40.5 cm
2015

  Mercedes del Pilar Ortega Llorens - $4000 54 x 40.5 cm 2016

Mercedes del Pilar Ortega Llorens - $4000
54 x 40.5 cm
2016

  Mercedes de Pilar Ortega Llorens 2 - $6000 63 x 50 cm 2015

Mercedes de Pilar Ortega Llorens 2 - $6000
63 x 50 cm
2015

  Pío Ortega Bombino - not for sale

Pío Ortega Bombino - not for sale

  Ramón Bombino Bandomo - $5200   60 x 42 cm 2015

Ramón Bombino Bandomo - $5200
60 x 42 cm
2015

  Rogelio Rusindo Calderón - SOLD

Rogelio Rusindo Calderón - SOLD

  Roselia Chaviano Pérez - $7000 78 x 45 cm   2015

Roselia Chaviano Pérez - $7000
78 x 45 cm

2015

  Zeida Fernández Sánchez - Sold

Zeida Fernández Sánchez - Sold

  Amado Pérez Hernández - not for sale

Amado Pérez Hernández - not for sale