When Cuban artist Erik Olivera Rubio paints portraits of people, they’re not always supposed to be people. Although his exhibit at the North Carolina Central University Art Museum includes portraits of all kinds, at the heart of the collection is “Los Orichas.” It’s a series depicting human-like gods and goddesses worshipped by members of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba community.

You can see an eclectic collection of Olivera Rubio’s paintings for free until Nov. 17 at the NCCU Art Museum in Durham. It’s his first solo show in the United States since 2002.

Read the full interview here.

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