12 October – 20 November
The Mayor Gallery
Acclaimed by Jean Arp as “the perfection of Cuba’s Cubists,” Wifredo Arcay (b.1925 Havana, Cuba – d.1997 Paris, France) emerged among the postwar generation of the Ecole de Paris as a painter, muralist and, perhaps most familiarly, as a printmaker.
The Mayor Gallery’s show marks the first ever exhibition of Arcay’s paintings and structures in London and the first solo showing of his work since 1986. Accompanied by archival materials from the still active Atelier Arcay, the exhibition includes twelve works that document his progression from easel painting, which he abandoned in 1956, to the wood reliefs that facilitated the expansion of his practice into architectural space.