Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic features paintings, drawings, and pastels by the acclaimed master of geometric abstraction. The exhibition traces Soriano’s career, from early abstractions painted in Havana to his translucent late style created during his Miami exile.
Gallery Guide Miriam Alvarez Recalls Rafael SorianoI had the good fortune to meet Rafael Soriano in two ways. My late husband Dr. Rafael de la Portilla used to go out running and he met Soriano’s wife, Milagros, on his route. They would stop and have conversations. I also got to know him through a mutual friend, who was also a physician. I attended a number of exhibitions that he had in different galleries in Miami, some sponsored by the magazine Vanidades. In my estimation, Rafael and Milagros were a wonderful couple; they did everything together and it seemed she was very helpful to him. I believe she prepared his canvases according to his instructions. They were very united. I remember Rafael Soriano as a charming and quiet person, not at all pompous which he could have been as a premier painter. I am more of a traditionalist in my taste but Soriano’s beautiful, colorful, and impressive works won me over. I am so happy to have such a wonderful painter at the Frost Art Museum! -Gallery Guide, Miriam Alvarez
Exhibition Opening ReceptionSaturday, November 4 from 4:00-7:00 pm
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