friday, mar 3
Sérverus 5 – 9 p.m.
There will be a special show of work by Sérverus, a group of three emerging Cuban American painters based in Miami – Alvaro Labañino, Miguel Saludes and Jeffreid Lotti – on March 3 at Lost Art Gallery. Lotti’s body of work is derived from observing our preoccupation with technology. These overworked portraits employ several laborious techniques that combine representation and abstraction. The result is an image that fits uncomfortably in the high definition digital realm. These unconventional portraits depict unresolved sitters whose faces have been consumed by their digital vices. According to Saludes, too, “the continued overflow of technology into our daily life is desensitizing society. Individuals often experience a flattened version of the world from their devices; denying themselves a tangible, polychromatic experience of reality. “I work directly from observation, absorbing the full range of experiences that the setting and subject will provide,” he says.
saturday, mar 4
Cuban Extravaganza 7 – 10 p.m.
Cuban Extravaganza at Lost Art Gallery will feature art, music and dance – music by Jax English Salsa, with singer Barbara Martin from Cuba; a special guest appearance by Jessie Dominguez, principal dancer of the The National Ballet of Cuba and Dance Alive; and featured in the adjacent Sea Spirits Gallery & Gifts, The Mermaid Series by Cubanista Nancy Reyes Suarez. This event will benefit St. Augustine’s sister city, Baracoa, Cuba.
Lost Art Gallery and Sea Spirits Gallery & Gifts, 210 St. George St., St. Augustine, (904) 827-9800.