Miller Gallery is proud to welcome back fine artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco. A painter, fine art photographer, Cuban born Gamez de Francisco is a powerful voice of his generation and country.
In this series, the youngest generation of Cubans are apparently dressing in sumptuous costumes symbolizing the relationship of past and present. Howerver, the models are actually using regular objects found in their homes such as kitchen towels, curtains, table covers, bedspreads, plastic bags, clothes pegs, and stainless steel scouring pads. The photographs recreate what power means by using repurposed objects to depict minorities.
For Gamez de Francisco, this series extends the concept of the uncertainty of what real power means. It is about expanding the meaning of power and constructing hope- the hope to be, the hope to succeed, and the hope of being remembered.