McCormack Forefront Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Quality fine art prints and drawings by 26 artists from Havana and Santiago de Cuba span a period of 35 years and show that the country’s artists were/are connected and influenced by happenings in the art world. Works reflect periods of revolution, cultural invasion and race and religious relations. View this exhibition not only as a reflection on the history of Cuba, but also to see printmaking techniques, including collagraph, metal cut and screen print. Contemporary works by Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy and Belkis Ayón are noteworthy. Durruthy’s seemingly simple, scratchy images with text (dubbed “painting in rap”) have the feel of large tarot cards with poignant social commentaries. Illustrative collagraphs by Ayón are stunning in scale and contrasting motifs, unlike collagraphs by José Omar that have less distinction. Voices of artists in this exhibition, organized by San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, challenge our perspectives of Cuba and our present culture. Through June 3; 317-923-1331, www.ima-art.org.