AgustÃn FernÃ¡ndez, Untitled (46), 1981, Graphite on paper, 30 x 33 Â¼ inches, Courtesy of the AgustÃn FernÃ¡ndez Foundation
MIAMI, FL (January 2, 2013)- The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University will hold a very special exhibition opening on Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 5 pm-8 pm. A fine wine and cheese reception will usher in Formâs Transgressions: The Drawings of AgustÃn FernÃ¡ndez. This exhibition will run through February 17, 2013, and the Saturday afternoon reception is open to the public and free of charge.
Cuban-American artist AgustÃn FernÃ¡ndez (1928-2006) ranks as one of Surrealismâs most discerning interpreters, and is considered to be one of the masters of modern Cuban art. This exhibition, done in collaboration with the Snite Museum of the University of Notre Dame, presents drawings from the late 1960s to the 1990s that provide a comprehensive overview of his most recognizable imagery, a visual language instilled with the erotics of desire and vulnerability.
âThis exhibition marks our attempt to introduce his works on paper as key elements of his impressive career that have not previously been explored in depth, and help establish his role not only in the arts of Latin America, but within the mainstream of international Modernism of the twentieth century,â says Dr. Carol Damian, Director of the Frost Art Museum.