We welcome you to join us on Friday, September 2nd from 7-10 pm at Conde Contemporary, 204 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables for the Opening of "Magical Tranquility". Anthony Ardavin presents new works reflecting the quiet solitude of youth, and the solace found in reminiscence.
Ardavin is the youngest of six children. Divided from the others by a five year age gap, his play was most often solitary. Ardavin created a vivid fantasy world to which he alone had access. Much to his credit, Anthony held on to his imaginary world well into adulthood and still manages to occupy both realities, (with a stated preference for the one of his own making).
“I am a narrative artist, I paint about what I know, my painting is primarily biographical. These are stories from my native country, or experiences that I have had through my journey. In my work, cultures overlap, coexist, and intermingle. I paint the past and the present, the contemporary and the primitive.” - A. Ardavin
Anthony Ardavin was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1950. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Ardavin's work can be found in the permanent collections of The Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as in multiple corporate collections. His work has been shown across the US and in Mexico. The artist currently lives and works in Miami.
Saturday, September 10th from 5-7pm, join us for a Conversation with the Artist, Anthony Ardavin.
The exhibition closes Thursday, September 29th from 7-9pm.