Capicú by Orlando Caraballo at the McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, OH

Visual artist Orlando Caraballo is the McDonough Emerging Artist this fall. His exhibition in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, titled Capicú, explores the effects love, death, grief, and time have had on his place in his family’s legacy. It reflects the complexities of his personal, familial, and cultural systems, peeling back the layers of generational progress and highlighting the power of choice, of strategy and intention in the midst of hardship and generational baggage. Capicú, a term from the Puerto Rican game of dominos, is in essence a win-win: the mano (game)-ending product of team-based strategy and careful observation that leaves a single player with the ability to choose how they are going to claim victory.

Born and raised in Cleveland’s West Boulevard neighborhood, he earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in Drawing and emphasis in Printmaking.

On Wednesday, September 14, 4:00pm–7:00pm, a reception will be held at the Gallery, while a talk by the artist will be given at 5:00pm. From September 12-October 7, 2022. The Judith Rae Solomon Gallery is open 9:00am–5:00pm Monday through Friday. More information is available by calling the McDonough Museum at 330-941-1400.