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Four Face Mobile

Broken Face Wall (original plaster), 2000
Bronze, silver nitrate patina
Approx. 9 ½ x 4 x 2 feet

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Excerpts from New York Times reviews

Vivien Raynor
New York Times, July 2, 1995
"Also very noticeable is Strong-Cuevas's pair of heads connected by a telescope, an aluminum conceit that recalls the Cubism of Leger."

Phyllis Braff
New York Times, September 10, 1989
"But most of all, one is impressed with the ambitious program of seeking a sculpture that blends architecture and perfectly keyed abstraction with the potent emotionalism resulting from human-face themes….This ambiguity with facial features tends to strengthen content by evoking surrealist symbolism as well as primitivism…most memorable impact is triggered by a row of five-foot-high "helmet" heads….They have a commanding, awesome and ritualistic presence that calls to mind the grand and mysterious Easter Island monoliths. Still, the de Cuevas pieces are far more complex….Creative use of negative space has been one of the artist's favorite devices. It is particularly striking when it shapes an eye, for it adds intensity, and often a strange force as well…."

"…Elizabeth de Cuevas's bronze sculptures contain a great deal of psychic energy. Isolated facial features removed from context, enclosed mysterious spaces, meticulously polished surfaces and a certain ritualistic quality all help to generate this spiritual feeling."

Grace Glueck
New York Times, April 15, 1979
"There's a real sprightliness in the works on paper, in which facial motifs are abstracted in arhythmical configurations…the work is done with style and assurance."

David L. Shirey
New York Times, September 10, 1989
"A standout in the exhibition is Elizabeth de Cuevas's India ink drawing of a face—a tour de force of simplicity."

John Russell
New York Times, June 3, 1977
"…somewhere within this big piece (Head I, stainless steel) a fearless and candid nature is at work. More may well be heard of those pieces…"


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