Juan Francisco Elso Padillo
1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center
The Cuban sculptor, who died in 1988, created a small but influential body of work devoted to identifying a particularly Latin American mythology through an unusual combination of secularism and mysticism. The works on view, in wood and other natural materials, include the monumental piece left unfinished at his death. This is the first public exhibition of Elso's work in the United States. Essay by Luis Camnitzer.