Ricardo Brey's one-person Gap in the Clouds exhibition at the Museum Hof van Busleyden and De Garage in Mechelen, Belgium.
The insitution's press release follows:
Through Gap in the Clouds Ricardo Brey makes a positive statement and gives a ray of hope in these turbulent times. Brey was inspired to create a series of introspective works after experiencing the pandemic and the emotive race and gender equality protests. The new work is conscious of the past, but turns a brave face to the future.
In his work Ricardo Brey draws inspiration from the strength and depth of Afro-Cuban culture, from his personal recollections and from myth, legend and stories. In this exhibition the centrepiece is the Every Life is a Fire series: surprise and wonder evoked by a line of sealed boxes. Their opening is a ritual in itself, that focuses the mind on what is happening.
The Gap in the Clouds exhibition is Ricardo Brey's first major solo exhibition in this country after earlier appearances in SMAK Ghent (2006) and M HKA Antwerp (2015).