Raphael Ferrer, who was raised in New York, combines Puerto Rican folklore with the graffiti markings of urban streetlife. Both Lam and Ferrer use a prominent eye motif to symbolize the consciousness of supernatural, unseen forces. There are a number of other highlights among the hundred pieces on view. ''The Couple,'' a huge bronze relief of nudes from the rear, strikes as the best of the eight Boteros here and Alfredo Castaneda's handsomely rendered composition of heads against the sea, ''Momento for an Exile,'' ranks with Mexico's tradition of socially motivated painting.

–NYTimes, April 2007


30 x 24 inches
oil on canvas