Cuban Queens

Cuban Queens


Exhibition on view until: Saturday, April 16, 2022

InLiquid is proud to present Cuban Queens at the InLiquid Gallery, an exhibition by Liz Goldberg, running from March 9 through April 16. Throughout her career, Liz Goldberg’s work has explored the theme of the “diva” – the flamboyantly uninhibited woman and the personal and political empowerment she represents.

On a 2016 trip to Cuba, Goldberg, inspired by the vibrant colors, energy, and people she met, drew hundreds of live sketches on the streets of Havana. The paintings in the series were created based on the drawings of a group of women Goldberg got to know while in Cuba. Since then, her Cuban Queens have been an ongoing focus of her work.

Collaboration and shared inspiration are threads that run throughout Goldberg’s artistic practice. And the Cuban Queens paintings have sparked inspiration in artists of various mediums. Also included in the exhibition are the award winning, experimental animated film created in partnership with Warren Bass and Lowell Boston, and printed textiles made by designer Jaeyoon Jeong. Shown together create a dialogue between the three mediums. At play are the relationships between light, color, texture, movement, sound, and the energy and vibrancy that first inspired Goldberg in the streets of Havana— all in celebration of the archetype of the diva.

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Exhibition Catalogue

Film Info
Since 1999 Goldberg and filmmaker Warren Bass have collaborated to create  animated films. Each film requires thousands of sketches and completed drawings.  The process of animation has, in turn, influenced Liz’s large scale works on paper  producing diptychs, triptychs, and serial prints with progressive deviations.

The  film that accompanies the show is titled Cuban Queens. In this collaboration between Goldberg, Bass, and animator Lowell Boston, Goldberg’s drawings come to life in a rhythmic study of the hand-drawn portraits that evolve through shifting relationships of image-to-image and image-to-sound. The film has been shown in over 30 international film festivals and won numerous awards.

About the Artist

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University. She is currently on the art faculty of Pratt in New York City and Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has over 20 solo exhibitions, and numerous juried group shows in the U.S. and Canada. She is the recipient of the Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant for Women, the Wayne Visual Arts Grant for painting, the Muse Film Award for animation, among other awards.

About the Collaborators

From 1999 to the present, Goldberg has collaborated with filmmaker Warren Bass on a series of hand-drawn animated films that have received international recognition. Bass is an independent filmmaker, professor and former Chair of Film & Media Arts at Temple University. He was trained at the Yale School of Drama in directing and at Columbia University in film as their School of the Arts Scholar.

Lowell Boston is an animator, filmmaker and college professor who lives in Collingswood, NJ. He attended the University of the Arts as a double major in live-action filmmaking and animation, he earned his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Animation. 

Exhibition Documentation

Selected Works