The Ladies in White

  • Kelley Roy Gallery Announces New Pablo Cano Solo Exhibition Opening March 12, 2011













    Juanita, 1982

    Media Contact: Martha Greenlee, (407) 580-1830,


    50 NE 29th St. Miami, FL 33137


    The Kelley Roy Gallery will host its second solo exhibition of art works by Pablo Cano, the internationally recognized performance artist, painter, sculptor, ceramist and master puppeteer. This exhibition coinciding with Cano’s 50th birthday will feature three different surveys of Cano’s work starting with a collection of his early drawings including “Juanita” created in 1982.

    There will be a retrospective of some of his best-loved marionettes made from found objects, originally commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art. These will be joined by a new Cano marionette creation of Lady Gaga.

    Influenced by his Cuban heritage and exile in Miami, Cano has created a new series of 50 ink drawings dedicated to Las Damas De Blanco of Havana, Cuba.  These ladies are courageous protestors who each Sunday dress in white and march silently in peaceful protest to mass in support of imprisoned dissident sons and husbands.

    Each of Cano’s 50 drawings is penned on a phone book page, which contains the names of Miami’s exiled Cubans.  Each is then mounted inside its own pristine white cake box. Cano’s Ladies in White series was inspired by his earlier “Clorolinda Dolls”, created in the early 1990’s from Clorox bottles.  In Cano’s own words, he has “with great pride and admiration dedicated the new cake box series to these brave women who risk their lives peacefully protesting the tyranny of the Castro regime and calling for the same freedoms currently being fought for in many parts of the world.”

    The Miami New Times has named Pablo Cano one of the “Top 100 Creatives” in Miami.  Irreversible Magazine art projects featured Pablo Cano on the cover of the December 2010 issue. His marionettes, in addition to their annual performance appearances at the Museum of Contemporary Art, were featured in the windows of Hermes in New York, Palm Beach, and Bal Harbour. They are widely collected and are included in a wide range of public art museums and private collections.

    The Kelley Roy Gallery, in the Wynwood Arts District, will hold a special Second Saturday Art Walk 50th Birthday Celebration for Cano at its gallery on Saturday March 12th from 2 PM until 9 PM.

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