May 6 – July 7, 2017
Reception June 2, 2017 6-8 PM
Conrad Gees’ “Bosque “Magico” de la Habana,” takes place in the forest of Havana, Cuba. For 6 days in a multi-year project, Gees roamed the streets hoping to document the people and changes in the city since the announcement of a renewed relationship between the United States and Cuba. Magic began in his photographs when Gees found the entrance to the forest park.
Gees’ “Bosque “Magico” de la Habana,” will be on display in the Griffin’s satellite gallery, The Griffin@SoWa at 530 Harrison Ave from May 6 through July 7, 2017. A reception will take place on June 2, 2017 from 6-8 PM.
“The true beauty of the park,” says Gees,” lays in its deepest recesses where over the years vines and new growth have combined with old growth, forming strange enchanted creatures and structures that have a life of their own. The forest appeared to me to be a metaphor for Cuba today, a beautiful and surreal mixing of old and new.”
Gees’ work has been exhibited in solo shows at The New England School of Photography, The Center for the Arts Natick, and Baldwin Hill Art and Framing Gallery, as well as group shows at The Griffin Museum of Photography, the Providence Center for Photographic Arts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Smith College. His work has also been published in University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Fine Arts Magazine. Most recently he completed the Photography Atelier Program at the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Conrad Gees currently resides in Natick, MA.