Cuban Artist Antonio Nuñez brings his mix of printing, collage and assemblage to the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus.
The Latin Network for the Visual Arts (www.lnva.us) selected Nuñez as its 2013 artist of the year. Meet the artist at the opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 20.
The 13-piece exhibit, curated by Julia Pavone, runs from Sept. 14 through October 17. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m., or by special arrangement.
Nuñez, who lives in Miami, returns to the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, where he showcased several mixed-media pieces from his series “por el amor al mar” (for love of the sea) in the Latin Views 2010 biennial contemporary art exhibition produced by the Latin Network for the Visual Arts based in Gales Ferry. The LNVA selects artists to exhibit in the years when it is not producing its international biennial exhibit.
His mixed-media exhibit includes colorful assemblages mixing reality and fantasy, showcasing a three-dimensional world with a strong use of color, mixes, shadows and light. He said he bases the reference point for his works on old cultures within a cosmological vision dealing with today’s human, social and spiritual context.