"Fabelo's Anatomy," Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

August 14, 2014 9:58 PM

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"Fabelo's Anatomy," Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

With good reason, Roberto Fabelo is known as the Daumier of Cuba. His work is daring, bold, and not a little controversial. But it's so well done that you praise its invention and execution more than you condemn any subversive content it might broach. "Fabelo's Anatomy," curated by Juan Delgado Calzadilla for the Museum of Latin American Art shows that he's a Surrealist Da Vinci, as well.

Talk about a cornucopia of the imagination. He begins with real things. Pages from an old anatomy book, Chinese silk. Then, somehow, words can't describe the process he invokes, Fabelo peoples a planet with wondrous creatures. It's as authentic as a dream come true.

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