Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA): located at 41 NE 1st St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 | (954) 786-7879
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm
Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the U.S.

Central and East Galleries

11/20/19 - 12/21/19

Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the US shows the varied contributions of Cuban women artists living and working in the United States since the seventies when the concept of a collective “Latino” identity became crucial. It is curated by Aldeide Delgado, founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). The artists in the exhibition started to attend art schools and found themselves inspired by and responding to the social movements of their time. They created new images of their communities and examined pluricultural experiences challenging the notion of being exclusively Cuban or American. This show reveals artwork rarely seen or exhibited, and at the same time promotes reflection on the social, cultural and political identities of Cuban Women Artists in the United States within the current discussion of Latinx art.

Featured Artists: Aurora de Armendi, Carlotta Boettcher, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Nereida García Ferraz, Silvia Lizama, María Martínez-Cañas, Yali Romagoza, Gladys Triana, and Juana Valdés.

Opening Reception: December 6, 6pm-10pm | FREE

Palimpsest by Alicia Rodriguez Exhibition

West Gallery

12/06/19 - 1/28/20

A word that describes a document that has the marks of previous writings, Palimpsest is a testimony featuring different layers where previous marks remain and that can be seen beneath the surface, is used by Alicia Rodriguez to define this body of work. This exhibition features large-format mixed media paintings - monochromatic at first look- that create a metaphoric connection between the tragic events taking place in her native country of Venezuela and Dante’s Inferno. Through detailed observation, the viewer discovers the different layers with multiple materials applied to each of the surfaces exhibited, each layer and each texture reflecting on the artist’s experiences as she faced political turmoil in her lifetime. Each painting is approached as a manuscript that has hold many stories, on the same page.

Opening Reception: December 6, 6pm-10pm | FREE