Artist of the Month
May 2017 — Baron Corso de Palenzuela
Binghamton Debut of Judaic Cuban artist Corso de Palenzuela!
Baron Corso de Palenzuela was born in Havana, Cuba into an aristocratic Spanish family of bankers, jewelers, distinguished clergy, and landowners. At the age of seven, during Fidel Castro’s rise to power, Corso and his family fled the island, taking with them what they could carry of their wealth, and settled in the United States, where his artistic pursuits evolved.
The Bundy Museum is pleased to host Corso for the May 2017 First Friday Art Walk. All of the paintings in this exhibition, and most of his artwork, involve Cuba. His art depicts imaginative and idiosyncratic scenes painted in oil on plywood and cardboard, often enhanced with symbolism derived from Spanish-Hebraic mysticism and visions from his childhood experience.
The art exhibit, opening May 5, will be on display through May 31st, 2017.