An intimate collection of paintings that pay homage to a Grandmother’s food, love and Spirit by celebrating Cuban culture, music, ancestry.
works by Pablo Soto Campoamor
Mariita’s Kitchen/La Cocinita de Mariita
May 2 – June 16, 2017
2323 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612
For many of us in the Latin & African diaspora, the kitchen is more than a collection of plates, utensils, appliances, foods, and spices. Kitchens often double as a magical sanctuary space. A space where the sounds and smells of food serve as a portal to our ancestral lands, our family histories, our cultural identity.
Cuban-American artist, Pablo Soto Campoamor presents an intimate collection of paintings that pay homage to his grandmother, Mariita, and the food, stories, jokes, songs, and the imaginary landscape that she cultivated in her grandson’s creative mind, and soul. This show is a celebration of culture, music, ancestry, spirits, and memory. Ordinary elements encased in a crashing symphony of color, rhythm, and pattern. Live traditional Afro-Cuban music performance & procession will bless the space… SEE YOU IN THE KITCHEN!!!!!
Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland is a site for the dynamic intersectional exploration and exchange of ideas about community through the creative arts practice. Created by/for artisans, theorists, technicians, creative entrepreneurs, organizers, and students, provide interactive spaces to nourish partnerships between artists, businesses, institutions, and the public.
Gallery Director Ashara Ekundayo is an independant curator and the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Impact Hub Oakland.