Jorge M. Sori Fine Art
Cordially invites you
to the opening reception
in the presence of the artists of

Tomas Sánchez. Ines White. Rafael Pérez Valdes. Alejandro Taquechel.
Second Nature. Photography

Thursday November 15, 6:30 – 9 pm
2970 Ponce de León Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl 33134

Second Nature is a project that compiles the work of four authors who commune with this ideological itinerary of photography. Rafael Pérez Valdés, Tomás Sánchez, Alejandro Taquechel and Inés White take on different perspectives of natural and urban landscapes without trying to organize them, classify them, or create hierarchies. This creates a series of perspectives or gazes that assume photography as an act of re-reading or an(other) narrative possibility for our immediate surroundings. All the proposals are about, in some way, saving landscape from this state of habit that covers photographic images with constant insignificanceThese four narratives stimulate the gaze of those willing still to interpret the territory of that which is photographed from the perspective of “the natural”. Their interventions come out of the ideology of landscape, offering new possibilities for representation.Rafael Pérez Valdés, Santa Clara, Cuba, 1960
Lives and works in Costa Rica.A doctor by profession, Pérez Valdés has been active in photography for a decade; his work is fundamentally tied to landscapes and nature.Tomás Sánchez, Aguada de Pasajeros, Cuba, 1948
Lives and works between Florida and Costa Rica.

He studied at the San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts (1964-1966) and in the National School for the Arts (1967-1971). He has participated in individual and collective expositions in over 30 countries (Mexico, the United States, Japan, Italy, France, etc.) Among his most significant individual exhibitions are: Tomás Sánchez: A Retrospective at the National Museum of Fine Art (Havana, Cuba, 1985); Tomás Sánchez: Different Worlds at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida, USA, in 1996 and the 60th anniversary celebration, Tomás Sánchez: A Retrospective, in May 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico.

Alejandro Taquechel, Havana, Cuba, 1982
Lives and works in New York.

Taquechel has taught photography as a professor at the Institute for Industrial Design, Havana, Cuba, and as an instructor at Miami Dade College.

Inés White, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Lawyer and photographer. Studied in the Andy Goldstein School of Photography and as well as in the school of the photographer Diego Ortiz Mugica. She has exhibited in individual and group shows in Argentina, Peru, Spain, Canada and the United States.

About Jorge M. Sori Fine Art

Founded in Coral Gables in 1991, Jorge M. Sori Fine Art specializes in Latin American Masters such as Wifredo Lam, Fernando Botero and Tomas Sánchez among others. The gallery is also well-regarded for its selection of contemporary Latin American art.

Through the years, Jorge M. Sori Fine Art has hosted important exhibits such as Tomas Sanchez “Recent Paintings”, his first exhibit in the United States, “Botero Lam, Matta and Sanchez”, and “Michelangelo’s Madonna Della Pieta”, under exclusive license from the Museum in The Vatican.

2790 Ponce de León Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
Tues – Fri: 11 – 5:30;
Sat by appt.Gallery Night Hours:
First Fridays, 7 - 9:30

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