Strong-Cuevas sculptural language originates from the
basic form of the head. Whether streamlined and generalized through the use
of simplified contours and profiles, or by the reduction of detail in the
monumental works, these abstract faces symbolize a universal human condition
throughout time and the inherent duality of life. They refer simultaneously
to ancient cultures, such as the stone heads of Easter Island, and to the
future with hints at space exploration, as suggested by her use of the telescope
and contemporary materials.
Donald Kuspit wrote, "There is, then, an ingenious interplay not to say uncertain oscillation between separation and continuity, divergence and convergence, contradiction and unity in the sculptural busts of Strong-Cuevas".
Strong-Cuevas has been exhibiting for thirty years, primarily in the Northeast United States. She has been represented in numerous solo exhibitions New York, and her sculpture may be found in the permanent collections at the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY; The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; the Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY; and Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ. This is her first solo exhibition at Kouros Gallery.