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Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents “Altered Realities”: Landscapes by Jake Fernandez

Continuing the theme of landscapes, Lighthouse ArtCenter brings in 2013 with a bang!  “Altered Realities” features a retrospective of world renown contemporary artist Jake Fernandez. The Rickie Report invites you to explore his vision of a deconstructed and reconstructed reality. We promise you will be fascinated and perhaps moved to try your own version!



Altered Realities:

 An Imaginative View of Landscapes


  January 14th to March 13, 2013

Meet the Artist

Thursday, January 17th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Altered Realities, exhibiting January 14 to March 13, 2013, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum of Art in Tequesta, Florida, features a retrospective of renowned contemporary artist Jake Fernandez. The exhibition is sponsored by Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Architects, Planners and Environmental Consultants.



Detail 5313: Fernandez’s drawings, photographs and paintings, some of which span more than twelve-feet wide, give you the sense of being in a totally different environment.

Fernandez creates his paintings on multi-leveled panels, each of which is an abstraction of the scene. Take a closer look as he has created a landscape by deconstructing reality and reassembling it according to his own precise and calculated imagination.

In recent review, Lynette M.F. Bosch, Ph.D., an art historian and State University of New York professor said, “In paintings and drawings, Fernandez takes you through a woodland path or brings you to a meditative pause at the edge of a lake, pond or stream.  His colors and forms move your sight, through the passing times of day, in which each degree of changing light transforms time.”


Giverny Redux Study 2

Giverny Redux Study 2: Fernandez creates extensive studies in graphite prior to beginning his paintings. “Giverny Redux” is a study of the bridge at Claude Monet’s estate in Giverny, France.

“As Fernandez composes his images,” Dr. Bosch added, “the underlying structure of the geometric, perspectival grid is submerged into compositions that draw the spectator in and through his delineated spaces – so subtly that the picture plane between the spectator and the work dissolves.”


Fernandez, born in Cuba, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida. An internationally known artist, he creates complex pictorial structures with a unique depiction of light and space. His works are in numerous public and private collections throughout the world, including the Florida House of Representatives and the capitol building in Tallahassee. He lives and works in Florida and New York City.


“In this 30-year career retrospective exhibition, Jake Fernandez invites you to survey his changing interests, explorations and development of style in multiple mediums,” said Katie Deits, executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is pleased to present this unique artist’s collective of work.”


Jake Fernandez

Jake Fernandez

Fernandez also will give an artist’s talk on February 21st

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.

The lecture is at 6 .p.m.


The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.


For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up.  Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission.


Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.


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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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