Cuban art exhibits at Davis Art Center

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The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center offers two unique art exhibitions for the month of April.

Remodeling by artist Norlam de Leon will be featured in the Grand Atrium. In the Capital Gallery on the second floor, Radial Pilgrim by Alex Lago will be showing.

The opening night reception takes place during Art Walk on Friday, April 2 from 6 to 10 p.m.

In the immense custom of establishing a work of questions and answers with “reality”, the questions are imperative. Answers only come with time, the living advancement and a host of experiences that may give an ambiguous meaning of existence. Norlam de Leon was born in the province of Cienfuegos, Cuba.

At the Provincial Culture House, Norlam began classes with the self-taught painter, Humberto Cuervo and was forevermore committed to the world of the fine arts. Upon arriving in the United States in 2013, he has been shown in many exhibitions, a few private showings, as well as in the permanent collections of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Florida International University at Miami.

Through Norlam’s Remodeling exhibition, he hopes to reflect the thoughts of the human condition. Norlam takes cues from the roughest organic surfaces creating unique works of earth elements such as rocks, water, and fire to carry the essence of Cuban flavor into his pieces. Norlam’s tridimensional compositions are created with an unsurpassed originality via engravings, wood carvings, metal cuttings, sculptures, paintings on canvas as well as on paper with great complexities and smart use of colors.

Alex Lago

Cuban American artist Alex Lago studied painting at the prestigious San Alejandro School of Art, in Havana after graduating as a biochemist from the University of Havana. His work has been exhibited in personal and group exhibitions in Latin America, Europe and North America. Alex’s Radial Pilgrim exhibition represents the true connectedness of everything.

Alex’s idea of a walking island is a paradox itself, just a starting point, to speak visually of the experience of growing up in motion, it is a personal evocation of the origin and the path, of a perennial process of self-knowledge and reconciliation. His use of watercolors and oils takes the viewer into a dream phase and brings them back to the reality of one’s self reflection once again.

These pieces selected for this showing have become a path on the way to no longer avoid his own self confrontations and he hopes the viewer will feel the challenges a man faces as he leaves the past behind to live in the present. He currently lives and works in Southwest Florida.  Both shows will be on display through April 28. For more info, visit or call 239-333-1933. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers.


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