Alberto Godoy has been called one of Houston’s most exciting and promising artists. Born in Cuba in 1960, Godoy fled to the United States at the age of 19. His paintings, bold and colorful, reflect the Caribbean culture of his homeland – exploring the diversity of Hispanic life and the Latino experience. His works range from depictions of indigenous and rural life in Colonial Latin America to contemporary images.
The title of the show refers to the “wet feet, dry feet” policy limiting Cuban immigration to the United States and is a pervasive theme throughout many of the works.
Godoy has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Spirit of Eco and El Taller Gallery in Austin; Winter Street Art Center, Albert Gallery and Blossom Street Gallery & Sculpture Park in Houston; Southwestern Art Gallery, Coral Gables, Fla.; The Schacknow Museum of Fine Art, Plantation, Fla.; Kabak Art Gallery, Toronto; and Sophie Dare Art Gallery in London. His work appears in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and South America.
The Beeville Art Museum is a teaching museum dedicated to the concept of art as a positive force in the development of creative skills and thought. The Joe Barnhart Foundation has created comprehensive educational programs at the Beeville Art Museum, including exhibitions of renowned artists and collections from museums, galleries and private collections from across the state, docent-conducted tours for students, lectures and workshops.