301 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
A solo exhibition of Havana-based multimedia artist, Adrián Fernández Milanés. PENDING MEMORIES builds upon Milanés’ exploration of the artifice, the spectacle of consumerism, technological constructs (tangible and digital), and beyond. This iteration showcases a massive mixed-media sculpture reminiscent of an advertising billboard or the corpse of a military installation. At the foot of this altar does one gaze in awe or cower in defeat? Yet, is it cloaked by banality of frequency in which we view the countless structures that dot our landscape and consciousness?
Milanés studied visual arts at the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy (2004) and later at the Superior Institute of Arts (2010) in Havana. From 2010 to 2012, he trained at The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Special Programs, where he also taught.