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A new acquisition to the Museum’s permanent collection, Goodbye My Love represents Esterio Segura’s (Cuban, b. 1970) ongoing exploration of the meaning of airplanes and flight. Produced in multiple editions at different scales, this version is nearly the largest. In describing the series, Segura explained, “In this work, the reference to the airplane hybridizes with a reference to another well-known universal symbol: a simplified image of the heart. This is fused with an easily understood title with several meanings, from the most corny and sentimental to the most controversial, from a political and social standpoint. With this work, I reference the experience of uprooting, nostalgia, memory, loss—how we experience the breakdown of everything we love.”
Born in Santiago de Cuba, Esterio Segura is a graduate of the renowned art school Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. He works in a range of media—from painting and printmaking to sculpture and drawing—and explores themes related to Cuba’s complex socio-political history such as isolation, immigration, desire, and freedom. Segura’s sculpture La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail) is currently on view in the exhibition Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.
Good-Bye My Love is presented as part of the exhibition Prelude: An Introduction to the Permanent Collection on view in the Jean Bacon Divers Gallery.