Afro-Cubana Master Painter Harmonia Rosales

Afro-Cubana Master Painter Harmonia Rosales

“I believe in creating art with meaning–meaning with impact, moving people to see the world differently and to be guided by that new vision.  Based in Chicago, my inspiration arises from living life as a woman of color. My art is born out of a combination of my love for history, thirst for endless new knowledge, and dedication to social action.  In refining my work, I have been able to shape a unique perspective built on the foundation of an appreciation of traditional expression and form, with structure and story that creates a bold new contemporary counter narrative–on the elements of the story, as well as the elements of the process of storytelling.  Art is my weapon in the ongoing battle against indifference and inaction.  It forms the basis of resistance.”

The visual narratives of the “masters” depicting a White heaven and the idealized subordinated woman lay at the foundation of our mediated reality of social order and a power hierarchy.  They block our path to the truth.

My exhibits intend to begin to clear that blockage by deconstructing the dominant social narrative through the same medium that helped create it.

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