“Waiting for the Night to End” is part of Dalton Gata’s new exhibition at ICA Miami.
A fashion designer by training, Dalton Gata likes to reimagine crafts to consider their relationship to identity and sexuality. Born in Cuba and based in Puerto Rico, his artworks also reflect the impact immigration had on him and the diasporic conditions of Cuba and the Caribbean. All these influences are on display at Gata’s first U.S. museum exhibition, The Way We’ll Be. Presenting surrealistic installations across various media, the show explores personal experiences, queer and popular culture, and psychological and mythical symbols that nod to the artist’s recent focus on paintings and sculptures that depict monsters, masks and a pearl that doubles as an 8-ball in human scale. May 7-Nov. 21, ICA Miami, 61 NE 41st St., Miami, 305.901.5272, icamiami.org