Qué Bola Asere: Celebrating Cuba
January 31 – March 8, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 6-9 p
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to announce “Qué Bola Asere: Celebrating Cuba”. This exhibition explores Cuba through the lenses of featured artists Jose Fernandes (New Orleans, LA), Greg Friedler (Denver, CO), Betsy Gosling (New Orleans, LA), Fred Husserl (New Orleans, LA), and Daniel Kramer (Houston, TX). Work from 1998 through 2014, documenting and celebrating Cuba’s rich history and people, is showcased.
The exhibition was curated by NOPA Programming Chair Dale Gunnoe. His selections reflect a variety of interpretations of Cuba, from reportage to editorial to pictorial. Each photographer represented in the exhibition made several trips to Cuba in order to fully explore the deep roots of Cuban life. From 1998 to 2000, Daniel Kramer traveled the, “length and breadth of the country many times,” capturing all manner of Cuban life.From Saturday night keg parties to psychiatric hospitals and the first legal Christmas midnight mass in 40 years. Betsy Gosling has traveled to Cuba several times since 2011 and says her work, “is about the lives of the Cuban people, especially those in Havana.” Documentary photographer Jose Fernandes, enamored of the “inventiveness and resourcefulness” of the Cuban people, calls his work an “intimate view of the boldness of a people caught in a crossroads of history.”
Qué Bola Asere: Celebrating Cuba will be on display from January 31, 2015 – March 8, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 5 from 6-9 pm at the NOPA gallery, 1111 St. Mary St. The artists will be in attendance for questions and interviews.
As the recent changes in diplomatic relations with Cuba unfold, interest in this culturally rich island neighbor beckons. This exhibition is a timely effort by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to open an artistic dialogue about our friends and neighbors to the south.
New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St. Mary Street (map)
New Orleans, LA 70130