"THE PARADE ENDS" | PIKI MENDIZABAL

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

400A Julia St.

January 28 – March 13, 2020

Bride

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL

Bride

acrylic and oil on paper 

34h x 48w in

Calvario

PIKI

MENDIZABAL

Calvario

oil on canvas 

16h x 70w in

Cheers

PIKI

MENDIZABAL

Cheers

acrylic and oil on paper

33h x 36w in 

El Juego de Pelota

PIKI

MENDIZABAL

El Juego de Pelota

oil on canvas 

36h x 68w in

El Misterio de la Destrucción

PIKI

MENDIZABAL

El Misterio de la Destrucción

acrylic and oil on paper 

47h w 48w in

El Pez Viejo en el Río

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

El Pez Viejo en el Río

oil on canvas 

16h x 53w in

Guaguancó

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Guaguancó

oil on cavnas 

48h x 60w in

Letra del Año (Ritual Babalawo)

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Letra del Año (Ritual Babalawo)

oil on canvas 

30h x 48w in 

Parade I

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL

Parade I

oil on canvas 

48h x 48w in

Parade II

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Parade II

oil on canvas 

48h x 48w in

Primavera

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Primavera 

oil on canvas 

23h x 70w in

Retrato de Familia

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Retrato de Familia 

oil on canvas 

40h x 60w In 

Ruta 1 "Fortuna"

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Ruta 1 "Fortuna" 

oil on canvas 

19h x 70w In

Ruta Parque Lenin

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Ruta Parque Lenin 

oil on canvas 

19h x 72 w in

Ruta Regla

PIKI 

MENDIZABAL 

Ruta Regla 

oil on canvas 

19h x 52x in

Press Release

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY presents The Parade Ends, the debut solo exhibition of Cuban born artist Piki Mendizabal. Presently working in New Orleans, Louisiana the artist has created a series
of new paintings that reflect on the life he once lived in Cuba, memories of which have become melded with his current life in
New Orleans. We see evidence of this coexistence in his paintings of people on streetcars, in which he links his memories of the
daily rhythm of life in Cuba with a setting that the people of New Orleans are intimately familiar.

Piki says this of his work: 

The title of this exhibition was taken from a poem of the same name “The Parade Ends” by Cuban writer and poet Reinaldo
Arenas. The exhibition centers around the human drama of life: to be born, to live, to love, and to die. Using vehicles of
transportation as a stage, the characters meet in a constant state of struggle.
My Cuban heritage and the fact that I live far from my birth country compels me to focus specifically on all of the human drama
that transpires in the daily rhythm of life in Cuba. I rely on a range of dark colors in order to achieve greater contrasts of light
and, at the same time, to create greater drama within the figures.

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