The independent: Afro-Cuban artist's work explores 'Humanización'
"Much of Evans Molina Fernandez’s artwork is influenced by his life experience, and embodies his take on history, especially colonization, and what it means to be a human, living on earth and also existing within multiple dimensions," writes journalist Helena Touhey.
"Issues presented range from the #MeToo movement to immigration and internment; from quiet pastoral scenes married with messages of environmental demise to poetry that is literally alive – and slowly dying. There are reminders of the politicization of what we eat, and polite ways of saying “Go [expletive] yourself”; seemingly innocent Crayola crayon imagery asking the viewer, upon closer inspection, to contemplate the seven sins and whether morality is a product of nature or nurture; and an exploration of the Dark Knight within the context of defeat and rejection," writes journalist Helena Touhey.
"It is always a pleasant surprise to find thought-provoking Contemporary Art when visiting a seaside town, especially when you are expecting to find the all too familiar sleep-inducing seascape offerings. One such space to see art that is challenging and current is OneWay Gallery in Narragansett, Rhode Island," writes art critic, D. Dominick Lombardi.
"Stephen’s new August solo show, titled Automatic, captures his approach to art and movement and his philosophy that death is an “automatic” result of being born, and reveals a connection to the automatic drawing of the Dadaists and Surrealists," writes reporter Amanda M. Grosvenor.
"Art is all about getting a message out, and the artists at OneWay Gallery in Narragansett are pulling no punches in the gallery’s latest exhibit, 'Out of Context.' The new show focuses on text-based art commenting on consumerism, feminism, personal triumph and defeat, and a variety of other topics in direct fashion," writes journalist Philip Cozzolino.
"Through clouds of charcoal, sloshing currents of glue and ink, Cook’s paintings emerge. They are devotions to remembered things: stretched, wrangled, poured and lassoed into quivering exposés of what-was and what-cannot-be. "Automatic?" Sure, but hardly thoughtless. When you enter these paintings, feel your way through," writes art journalist Alexander Castro.
"Regardless of locale, gallerist Stephen Cook has carved out a space for the state’s younger and emerging artists. Graffiti, cartoons, pop cultural influence along with a tone of distinct irreverence are often present, as are abstractions both frenzied and fluid," writes Alexander Castro.