In her second New York one-woman show, Cuban artist Elsa Mora's title for this body of work, Vulnerable, explores explores the dimensions of human existence which balance on the fine line between being personal and universal. "It interests me to take woman as universal data," she has said. "This way I can talk about a thousand things: life, death, loneliness, sickness." Ms. Mora's paintings combine a delicate lyricism and a blunt revelation of social and personal taboos. Her images refer to myth and religion as well as to the role of woman both in the larger picture and as defined by woman herself and her psyche.
Elsa Mora's recent shows included the 7th Biennial of Havana, a solo exhibition at the Havana Galerie in Switzerland as well as at the Cultural Center Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, her work can also be seen at the University Art Museum at the University of Albany in an exhibition Passionately Cuban: Nine Artists from Havana, October 13November 16, 2001. Also of interest is Epic Cuban Photography of the 1960's, September 5October 27, 2001 at the Center for Cuban Studies, New York.