|ROOTS: La Cuba de mi bisabuelo by Abigail Gomez (Ongoing Event)|
Event Type: Art Exhibitions|
Age Group(s): Adult (18 yrs.+)
Date: 6/10/2017 - 12/30/2017
Abigail Gomez is a mixed media visual artist, teaching artist and arts advocate from Virginia. "Roots: La Cuba de mi bisabuelo" is a collection of abstract expressionistic mixed media paintings inspired by her Cuban heritage. The paintings in this collection have a dimensional tactile layer replicating intricate Spanish style ironwork evident on Cuban homes (rejas). The inclusion of this tactile element presents an opportunity for people who don't usually engage with visual art in the traditional sense, including people who are visually impaired or blind, to have an authentic visual art experience by being able to touch the paintings.Library: West Dade Regional Locations
Gomezís vibrant artwork is in a number of private collections around the United States and has also been featured in solo and group exhibitions.