Gustavo Acosta: Paper Trail
April 9 – May 14, 2016
Architecture as a representation of power has been a constant theme in Gustavo Acosta’s oeuvre. His urban renderings place him, at times, as an observer, and others as a commentator on the social and political aspects that architecture represents. In this new collection of works on paper he acts both. Paper Trail counter-positions images of Miami’s accelerated gentrification process with scenes of dilapidated buildings in Havana. Acosta’s work speaks to the dialectical processes of life – birth and death – through urban vignettes of these cities. These works comments on the dynamics of both cities, one (Miami) in constant movement forward, the other (Havana) static in time.