I love huge, beautiful pieces of art, so we've started a little trade with our friends over at the Clic Gallery. This one of dancers on a summer day has been wonderful to live with over the past month and MAY have to stay in our permanent collection :-). From Tria Giovan's collection of Cuban photos from the 90's. Click below or more info and to see this one close up as well as the other artworks we've hosted.
This photograph is paired with this piece of writing in Tria's book:
"Pilar looked so clumsy last night dancing with Ivanito. The Band was playing cha-cha-cha, and Pilar moved jerkily, off the beat, sloppy and distracted. She dances like an American. Ivanito, though, is a wonderful dancer. His hips shift evenly, and his feet keep precise time to the music. He glides through his turns as if he were ice skating."
Christina Garcia, from Dreaming in Cuban
About Cuba: The Elusive Island
About Tria Giovan
Tria Giovan An inveterate traveler raised in the Caribbean whose photography assignments have taken her all over the world, Giovan's work has been published in Aperture, Elle, Esquire, Harpers, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue among many other publications. Her work has been exhibited in New York City, Athens, Greece, Washington, DC, and Havana, Cuba, and is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the NY Public Library. Her first book Cuba: The Elusive Island was published by Harry N. Abrams in 1996.