|“Estancias Placenteras” May 4–June 6, 2017 @ Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery|
Event Description: “Lyle O. Reitzel Contemporary Art Gallery presents in its main branch in Santo Domingo the most recent solo show 'Estancias Placenteras' by the Dominican artist, José García Cordero. The opening will be held on May 4th from 7PM-11PM with the artist's presence. 'Estancias Placenteras,' which literally translates to pleasant stays, sends us to a moment of the most pure existentialism in the life of the artist, where the principal nucleus of the body of work that conform the collection have been created under the Atlantic atmosphere of his new space and studio, located in Encuentro Beach of Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic ... ” — Read more: Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery-Facebook
About the Artist, José García Cordero: “García Cordero (b. 1951, Santiago, Dominican Republic), studied painting with the dominican Master Hernández Ortega. In 1977, running away from Balaguer’s dictatorship, he moves to Paris in a voluntary exile, where he studies Contemporary History in the University of Vincennes. During his successful career for over thirty years, he has received multiple recognitions, such as the "Gold Medal" granted by the Senate of the Republic of France, the “Gold Medal” in the 1st and 3rd Edition of the Caribbean Biennale at Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, among others. His works have been exhibited in important group and solo shows in galleries, museums, art fairs and institutions in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States ...” — Read more: All Events NY-Lyle O. Reitzel-García Cordero
About the Venue: “Since 1995, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery opens its doors in Santo Domingo and focuses its efforts in supporting the new artistic tendencies of the Dominican Republic, Latin America and the Caribbean. For the 2006-2010 period, it establishes itself at Wynwood Art District, Miami. For nearly two decades, being Santo Domingo its main platform, and faithful to its aesthetic proposal supporting the new, strange and extravagant, it has organised a series of exhibitions in galleries and museums in the great capitals of the world, while also taking part in several prestigious international art fairs like, ARCO 1997, Madrid, where the gallery was invited and its participation was curated by Octavio Zayas. It has also been part of ArteBa, Buenos Aires, Zona MACO, Mexico, CONTEXT Art Miami during Art Basel, and has been invited twice to VOLTA NY during the Armory Show, featuring a Solo Show by artist Gerard Ellis, as well as PULSE Miami, SCOPE Miami/New York, MiART, Milan, here the gallery featured two solo shows, by García Cordero and Bedia respectively. Also, KIAF, Korea, where it was invited to the Latin American Pavillion, and PINTA London, exhibiting “Black & White/ Rock n’ Roll”, by García Cordero, among other international participations ...” — Read more: Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery-AboutFor further information: Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery and Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery-Facebook.
García Cordero "Tales from the Caribbean nights" at LOR NY
- video by Lyle O. Reitzel