Pan American Art Projects is on the move
After ten years in Wynwood, Pan American Art Projects are moving to Little Haiti as part of the trajectory to new territory for the art scene in Miami.
The inaugural exhibition at our new location, Paper Trail by Gustavo Acosta serves as a perfect metaphor for change as this new body of work on paper reflects upon a sense of place and what change looks like through the examination of two cities - Havana, where the artist was born and raised, and Miami, where he now lives and works.
Architecture as a representation of power has been a constant theme in Acosta’s oeuvre. His urban renderings place him, at times, as an observer, and others as a commentator onthe social and political aspects that architecture represents. In this new collection of works on paper he acts both. Paper Trailcounter-positionsimages of Miami’s accelerated gentrification process with scenes of dilapidated buildings in Havana. Acosta's work speaks to the dialectical processes of life - birth and death - through urban vignettes of these cities. These works comments on the dynamics of both cities, one (Miami) in constant movement forward,the other (Havana) static in time.
Acosta was born in 1958 in Havana, Cuba. He attended the San Alejandro Academy, and later on the Superior Institute of Art (ISA), both in Havana. His work has been extensively exhibited internationally. Recently a vast selection of his work was on a touring exhibition in Brazil, which began at the Caixa Cultural de Rio de Janeiro and ended at the Caixa Cultural in Sao Paulo.
Paper Trail will be open to the public from April 9 to June 4, 2016, at our new location.
Pan American Art Projects
6300 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33150