Reception | Lilian Garcia-Roig: Hyphenated Nature
Join Gallery114@HCC Ybor City Campus for the opening reception of Hyphenated Nature on Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 5:00–8:00 p.m. A talk by artist Lilian Garcia-Roig will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater, YPAB.
Who we are and where we are from—two seemingly simple inquiries—are complex territories for negotiation that shape the core of our personal identity. Florida-based artist Lilian Garcia-Roig (b. 1966, Cuba) uses landscape painting as a vehicle for examining notions like sense of place, belonging, and identity in both perceptually-based plein-air paintings and conceptually-based studio works. In Hyphenated Nature at Gallery114@HCC, Garcia-Roig displays her two approaches to landscape painting side-by-side, reconciling on-site works that capture dense, expressive vegetation with paintings made in her studio using Cuban soil. Seen through the lens of Garcia-Roig’s Cuban-American experience, these distinct bodies of work call to mind the intricate nature of one’s own attachment to time, place, and the lands we inhabit.
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HCC Art Galleries are free and open to the public. Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.
Gallery114@HCC is located on the first floor of the Performing Arts building, HCC Ybor City Campus. Gallery hours are Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–2 p.m., closed Saturday–Sunday. Street parking can be found around the HCC Ybor City Campus, or there are the following parking garages close by: Palm Garage (2012 N 13th St) and Centro Ybor Garage (1500 E 5th Ave).
Image: Lilian Garcia-Roig, “Cumulative Nature”