LaCa Projects


LaCa Projects - Charlotte
1429 Bryant Street
Charlotte,
United States
T  +1 704 837 1688
info@lacaprojects.com
www.lacaprojects.com
LaCa Projects - Buenos Aires
Avenida Brasil, 675
Buenos Aires
Argentina
T  +54 911 5261 7353
info@lacaprojects.com
www.lacaprojects.com

E-mail address : info@lacaprojects.com
Website :http://www.lacaprojects.com


ABOUT

  • Neely Verano   Managing Director
  • Cynthia Honores   Director
  • Victoria Iriondo   Gallery Liaison, Argentina

Established in 2013, Latin American Contemporary Art (LaCa) Projects has locations in both Charlotte and Buenos Aires. Our mission is to use this unique combination of settings to create a gateway for connecting contemporary Latin American artists with the increasingly diversifying arts scene of Charlotte, as well as to provide a location in the Southeast region of the United States for art collectors to develop and foster an appreciation for the visually striking narrative of contemporary Latin American art.

This cross-cultural dialogue is particularly important for Charlotte, a city that has already established itself as the second largest financial capital in the United States. The city's accompanying rising status as a cosmopolitan and multinational urban center uniquely positions LaCa Projects to serve as an influential local supporter of global culture, as well as a strong contributor to the arts at a national and international level.


Exhibiting Artists

  • Eduardo Cardozo  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Eduardo Cardozo - Removal Series II, 2016

      Removal Series II, 2016

    •  Eduardo Cardozo - Untitled, 2016

      Untitled, 2016

    •  Eduardo Cardozo - Untitled, 2016

      Untitled, 2016

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  • Juan Dolhare  (+)

    Biography : In 2005, Argentina native Juan Dolhare became the first-ever graduate of the National University of the Arts (UNA) in Buenos Aires, formerly known as the highly-recognized Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. His work features a distinctive approach to composition, color, and juxtaposition, and often presents powerful symbols of social, political, and religious themes. He began more broadly exhibiting his work in 2007, and has participated in numerous collective and solo shows in Argentina and the United States. In early 2015, Dolhare was invited by Rodrigo Alonso, one of Latin America’s most influential curators, to have a Solo Show at the prestigious Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires. He has also received numerous awards and accolades for his work, which can be found in public and private collections in Argentina and the United States.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Juan Dolhare - Land / Escape II, 2016

      Land / Escape II, 2016

    • Juan Dolhare - Land / Escape I, 2016

      Land / Escape I, 2016

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  • Santiago Quesnel  (+)

    Biography : Santiago Quesnel is an Argentinian artist living and working in Buenos Aires. Though he began his collegiate career in the film sector, Quesnel soon switched to painting, studying alongside Jorge Dermigian and Héctor Destefanis and participating in work clinics with Tomas Espina and Fabián Burgos. When his studies were complete Quesnel initially pursued a career in investment banking, soon realizing that his talent and passion were greater than the material success the profession afforded him. For this reason, he returned to painting and now, an emerging artist in a city with a growing art scene, boasts more than ten group and four solo exhibitions. His work can be found in private collections across five different countries, and his active participation in critic seminars and children’s art instruction is further evidence of his commitment to art’s function in society. Quesnel primarily paints landscapes, attempting to capture nature’s ethereality and occasionally traces of human presence. He utilizes the method of pictorial research to do so and yet the result lacks specificity—both the misty scenes and residues of human existence contribute to the portrayal of an imaginary self that pertains to humanity collectively. These elements were particularly evident in LaCa Projects’ recent installation of Quesnel’s work, Repetitions, ending in September 2016.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Santiago Quesnel - Untitled, 2016

      Untitled, 2016

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  • Cristina Toro  (+)

    Biography : Cristina Toro has been creating and exhibiting work on a global scale for the last ten years. Her paintings, dually inspired by her colorful upbringing in Puerto Rico and introspective life in New York, illustrate a mortal journey rife with discovery and loss, laughter and grief, and love and longing. While her work is representative of her Latina roots, her visionary approach to painting is uniquely her own, and one that honors a new age of cross-cultural dialogue within contemporary art. She received her BA in painting from the University of South Florida in 2005, and in 2007, received a Strategic Opportunity from the New York Council of the Arts. She was also awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship in 2010. Toro has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Mexico, and the United States, and her work can be found in prestigious private collections, including the Dana Farber Institute in Boston, HPFRANCE in Tokyo, Japan, and The Mint Museum.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Cristina  Toro - Moth/Flame, 2016

      Moth/Flame, 2016

    • Cristina  Toro - Geodesics, 2016

      Geodesics, 2016

    • Cristina  Toro - Mariposa Mirror, 2016

      Mariposa Mirror, 2016

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Other Represented Artists

  • Carlos Estévez  (+)

    Biography : Carlos Estévez was born in Havana, Cuba and currently lives and works in Miami. His education began at the Escuela Elemental de Artes Plásticas, continued at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, and was completed at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana in 1992, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts. His work in painting, drawing, sculpture and installations have received international praise, notably the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in 1995 and in 2015, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors. He has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Fine Art Museum in Havana, Cuba, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and the Center of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. His works may also be found in public and private collections worldwide, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, The Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany, The Museum of Fine Art Boston, and the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida. Estévez’s work, which spans more than 30 years, explores the complex relationship between man and the universe, and reflects his lifelong passion for creating art with a philosophical profile. Estévez masterfully weaves themes of the human experience, history, culture, and anatomy, resulting in work that is both mythical and surrealist in nature. His recent installation, Bottles to the Sea, is an intricate, complex project exploring communication in the form of a message from the artist to an unknown person in an unpredictable place and time.

    Artist's Documents:

Moth/Flame, 2016 - Cristina  Toro

Cristina Toro Moth/Flame, 2016

Mariposa Mirror, 2016 - Cristina  Toro

Cristina Toro Mariposa Mirror, 2016

Untitled, 2016 - Santiago Quesnel

Santiago Quesnel Untitled, 2016

Untitled, 2016 -  Eduardo Cardozo

Eduardo Cardozo Untitled, 2016

Untitled, 2016 -  Eduardo Cardozo

Eduardo Cardozo Untitled, 2016

Removal Series II, 2016 -  Eduardo Cardozo

Eduardo Cardozo Removal Series II, 2016

Land / Escape I, 2016 - Juan Dolhare

Juan Dolhare Land / Escape I, 2016

Land / Escape II, 2016 - Juan Dolhare

Juan Dolhare Land / Escape II, 2016

Geodesics, 2016 - Cristina  Toro

Cristina Toro Geodesics, 2016