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MARIONETTES AND WORKSHOP DRAWINGS

posted Sep 6, 2010, 10:26 AM by David Goboff
ART@WORK PRESENTS
MARIONETTES AND WORKSHOP DRAWINGS
Exhibition of Works by Miami Artist Pablo Cano

On View September 6 – October 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, September 10

Pablo Cano is internationally recognized for his skill in intertwining marionettes constructed from of
found objects with performance art that delight audiences of all ages. Since childhood, marionettes
have fascinated Pablo. At the age of ten, he was mounting elaborate plays for his family featuring
puppets constructed of household bric-a-brac. His primary work today continues to center around
the marionettes that he fashions from found objects, and the performance pieces he composes
to showcase these protagonists. Cano employs numerous art forms in his work including oil and
watercolor painting, fine drawing, charcoal and ceramic sculpture and is accomplished in each of
these areas.

Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator, MOCA North Miami observes, “Each marionette
is a complete sculpture in its own right that is exhibited in the museum in its inanimate state; but
when their creator and grand puppeteer Cano performs them, the figures take on a life force
that causes the audience members to suspend their disbelief.” She adds “few artists can so
convincingly transform inert material or provide a transcendent experience.” “Cano succeeds in
these transformations because these marionettes are the incarnation of his own reality.”

He earned a MFA from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1985 and has studied
and worked in New York, Paris, Baltimore and Miami. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
in North Miami, Florida has commissioned his work annually since 1997.

Pablo Cano’s work is found in numerous public and private collections internationally including the
museum the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale, FL;
Lowe Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; Cintas Foundation, New York, NY; Samuel
Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; The Columbus Museum of Art,
Columbus, GA; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Art in Public Places, Olympia,
GA; Bacardi, Miami, FL; R.J. Reynolds Company, Winston-Salem, NC; Sagamore Hotel, Collection
of Martin & Cricket Taplin, Miami Beach, FL; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL.

The opening night reception for Marionettes and Workshop Drawings is Friday, September 10,
2010 7 - 9 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from September 6
through October 29, 2010 weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm.

Art@Work is located at: 1245 Galloway Road (87th Avenue), Miami, FL 33174

Free parking is available across the street at the Central Bible Assembly of God on opening night.

Venue:    Art@Work
On view:    September 6 through October 29, 2010
Event name:    “Marionettes and Workshop Drawings”
Event contact:    Raissa Soler
Event time:    weekdays 11am to 5 pm by appointment
Event email:    artatwork@bellsouth.net
Event cost:    $0.00
Event venue address:    1245 SW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33174
Event phone:    305-264-3120

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