“Cuban Odyssey: Photography by Elaine Radiss”
March 1 – May 1, 2014
Reception for the artist: Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 5 to 7 pm.
Art On Main, The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty
271 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230
Contact Information: Peggy Reeves, Curator, (413) 528-2446
Open during regular business hours of Barnbrook Realty, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Great Barrington, MA – Art On Main is very pleased to present “Cuban Odyssey: Photographs by Elaine Radiss ”during the months of March and April 2014. While love of nature was her initial portal into photography, Radiss’s vision has expanded with experiences away from her garden toward life in far away cultures such as Tanzania and Mexico. This latest body of work marks a departure away from her usual focus on the natural world and presents her photographic impressions of the people of Cuba as well as the rich, colorful culture of the country which has kept its doors only slightly ajar for travelers from the USA.
Happy to invite you into their homes, Radiss found the people of Cuba warm and open. The gorgeous colors inside and outside their houses and the textures of crumbling facades provide a wonderful backdrop for the images. “Cuban music was heard everywhere and the whole trip was a feast for the senses. Of all the bodies of work I have produced thus far, Cuba has been my favorite.” Though vicarious, there is no doubt that the viewer will feel some of the visual and emotional thrill of the Cuban experience while viewing these works. Travel along with us to Cuba at Art On Main.