MDC’s West Campus to Present Manuel Perez’s Exhibition, Different for Good

Roman Warrior Guardian

Miami, April 5, 2019- Miami Dade College’s (MDC) West Campus, in collaboration with Contemporary Art Projects USA, will present Manuel Pérez’s exhibition, Different for Good.  The opening will take place on Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m., and it will be on display through Wednesday, July 3. The event is free and open to the public.

The Different for Good exhibition, with curator Mariavelia Savino, includes: five installations, one artwork entitled The Four Elements, two self-standing sculptures, a Roman Warrior Guardian and a Chinese Warrior Guardian, both masterly made as dark brown ceramic pieces.

The five installations are: the series Retro Women consisting in five women framed portraits;  the series Ode to the Intelligence presenting fifty ceramic matches all with a red top less one that is yellow to point out the spark that makes an individual to shine for good;  the series Tribute to Guernica in which the Artist, while reinterpreting a set of nine images taken from the Picasso’s masterwork, makes them colorful and unique; the series The Guernica that Picasso didn’t draw presents three pieces documented from the sketches that Picasso didn’t included in his Guernica; the series Ode to the Gentleman includes a family and four men sculptures on pedestals, only one of them offering a flower. The display symbolizes human kind with its beauty and drama, from love to war, from destruction to redemption, declaring art as a path to illuminate and teach humanity towards peace and positive action. The exhibit address as a concept the idea to think positive to creatively build art and uplift life in every sense and field, from feelings to concrete action.

Pérez was born in Cuba and resides in Miami. He discovered his artistic talent early, becoming a self-made ceramic sculptor. Attracted by nature, geography, history, landscapes and architecture, he conceived his own new vision creating soft or colorful ceramics.  Some of his creations are full-bodied three-dimensional sculptures, others are flat elements. His art has developed and his technology has been updated to reach top quality and uniqueness. As an established experienced artist represented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, Pérez exhibits his exquisite art at fairs or at private and public institutions. During Art Basel Miami Week 2018, he exhibited four unique busts inspired by art history, representing women from diverse locations in time and geography, as well as five colorful wall ceramic sculptures inspired in Pablo Picasso’s Guernica that Pérez reinterpreted as his own colorful individual pieces.

For more information, contact Tata Fernandez at 786-262-5886


WHAT:             MDC West Campus to Present Opening of Manuel Perez’s Exhibition Different for Good


WHEN:             Exhibition Opening: Thursday, April 18, 11:30 a.m.

                        Thursday, April 18 through Wednesday, July 3


WHERE:           MDC West Campus

3800 NW 155th Ave.