The Kinsey Institute will present the exhibition “Intimate Forms,” featuring works by artist Emilio Sanchez, until May 6 at the Gayle Karch Cook Center in Maxwell Hall.
According to the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, Sanchez’s pieces were inspired by his childhood in Cuba. There, he first became interested in shadow, light and bright color — themes that dominate the rest of his artwork. Many of Sanchez’s flat, geometric paintings depict pre-revolution Cuban architecture in a recognizable style.
After moving to New York, Sanchez was taught traditional artistic techniques during his time at the Art Students League in 1944, though he went on to create primarily abstract pieces throughout the ‘60s.
Sanchez’s works have received international acclaim. Sanchez's pieces have been displayed in U.S. museums such as the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They’ve also been featured in a variety of exhibitions in Latin America and Europe.
Several of his abstract pieces held in the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collection will be displayed during the “Intimate Forms” exhibition. Kinsey’s collection contains an assortment of print materials, film and video, fine art, artifacts, photography and archives that span over 2,000 years of human history.