Amanda Harris Gallery to host special video performance event on July 17
LAS VEGAS – Performance art has been an important part of acclaimed Cuban contemporary artist residing in Las Vegas Angel Delgado, and on Thursday, July 17, from 6-9 p.m., the Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art will host a video presentation of select performances from his career.
As part of the event, Delgado will also discuss his inspiration and commitment to performance art with the attendees.
Delgado’s “Constancy” exhibit opened last month at the Amanda Harris Gallery. Inspired by the months Delgado was imprisoned in Cuba for a controversial performance art piece in 1990, the works examine the unique materials available to prisoners with limited access to supplies. The pieces include carved soap blocks, drawings on handkerchiefs and paintings. Delgado’s impressive work is largely based on the limitations, restrictions, prohibitions and controls that are frequently imposed on human beings in society.
Delgado has shown his work internationally for over 15 years, including solo shows in Havana, Madrid, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Istanbul, and Pittsburgh.
What: Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art presents a Video Performance Evening with Cuban contemporary artist residing in Las Vegas, Angel Delgado
When: Thursday, July 17, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art, 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. #150, Las Vegas, Nev., 89101
About Angel Delgado
A multidisciplinary contemporary artist now based in Las Vegas, Angel Delgado transforms objects or situations in ways to make people reflect on their lives, limits and social processes through his keen observation of the everyday and the ordinary. Originally from Cuba, Delgado studied at the University of the Arts in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro. Delgado achieved an Artists Residence in The Mattress Factory Museum in Philadelphia, and in 2008, he won the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Award in sculpture and tridimensional works category. He has also participated in various international contemporary art fairs, including Art Forum Berlin, Balelatina Basel, Art Miami America, CIRCA, Art Platform, The Armory Show and recently, Miami Art in Context. www.angeldelgado.net
About Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art
Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art is in downtown Las Vegas’ 18b Arts District. The gallery is located at 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd., #150, on the ground floor of Soho Lofts, attached to the speakeasy lounge, The Lady Silvia. While the hallway leading to the gallery is darkly lit, the walls inside the exhibition area are pristine and white. Committed to expanding the dialogue surrounding art in Las Vegas, the gallery first opened its doors in late 2011, with a focus on emerging local and west coast artists. Gallerist Amanda Harris studied art history in Boston and Florence, Italy before moving to Las Vegas in 2007. www.amandaharrisgallery.com