July 19 - October 14 Humberto Torres at ArtMedia Gallery ArtMedia Gallery Gallery is pleased to present Naturally Delivered, which brings together a selection of Humberto Torresâ€™ photographs from two series, The Blue Ridge, 2010, and Family Garden, 2009-2012. In The Blue Ridge, Torres documents the natural landscape of North Carolina with an attentive and reflective view, engrossed by the details and scenarios, making the pictures seem both common and strangely ambiguous. His small format prints offer the viewer a comprehensive view of the entire image, but also an intimate encounter. In Family Garden the objects found in the Family environment, whether a calendar or an ironing board, are used as protagonists of the images. These objects are always referring to elements of nature, so the images jointly build a kind of interior domestic garden. Among other things, Torresâ€™ photographs of this series function as metaphors for the relationship between domestic life and nature within the private sphere. In both series, it becomes apparent Torresâ€˜ interest to show in his work a display of contemporary vision that simultaneously feeds on the classic tradition at artistic photography.
About the artist: Humberto Torres was born in Miami, Fl. He received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Florida International University. His work has been included in shows like New Work in Miami, Miami Art Museum, 20l0; Disposable: Nostalgia for the Still image. Dina Mitrani Gallery, 2011, among others. This will be his first solo show.
About the curator: Jose Antonio Navarrete is a renowned art critic and curator based in Miami. Joining a team of International scholars, he is currently conducting research on Intellectual Networks: Art and Politics in Latin-America, sponsoring by the JP Getty Foundation's program "Crossing Historiesâ€, 2012-2013. At the moment, he is working on other curatorial projects in the United States and abroad.
About the gallery: ArteMedia Gallery is a branch at Artmedia LLC, dedicated to promote and exhibit contemporary art, providing a space for reflection and critique with strong attention to photography and video.
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