Art opening reception: Cuba – Merging layers of time by Vladimir Frumin


Remaining both a problem and fascination for the United States, the layers of a many years of history are transparently layered together in a time warp of prosperity, decay, betrayal, color and vitality. In a new show of work by Vladimir Frumin, the layers of life in Cuba today are brought into sharp focus with the pain and elegance of the past.

Frumin, born in Russia but transplanted to Houston to work in the space program, has visited Cuba several times. The images captured by his vision bring to life how the past is layered with the present and how the vitality of the people persists. His work is infuses the Cuban's joy of living even in a harsh political environment and the slowly decaying and rotting richness of the past. The ghost images of revolutionary figures are layered upon the architecture as a testament to the failure of the promises made but never carried out, the hope never realized and the harsh reality of today.

On view through March 15.



Aker Imaging Gallery
4708 Lillian St.
Houston, TX 77007


Admission is free.
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