In celebration of Claudia Calle’s “Fine Art Collage” first place achievement from the International Photography Awards (“IPA”), presenting The Road to Calle: Republic of China, a solo exhibition at Luis Perez Galeria / Awarehouse. The artist will showcase a series of socio-cultural images, which represent China’s controversial mass production issues, globalization, copyrights and propaganda. Slated to coincide with Wynwood’s monthly Second Saturday Art Walk, the opening reception takes place on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., which is free and open to the public. A beer sampling courtesy of Samuel Adams and DJ sets by Aramis (Poplife), Mr. Pauer (Fabrika) and Kiko de Gallo (Groovalizacion) will set the tone at Luis Perez Galeria / Awarehouse, with the official after-party taking place at Grand Central. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“I create from a spontaneous place where, even if only for a brief moment through the lens, I can expose the wondrous nuances of my surroundings,” said Calle. “My passion for traveling and studying social and cultural phenomena pushes me to capture the essence of people and things in front of me. Experimenting with photography, painting and non-conventional materials allows my canvas to expand, making all traditional techniques or rules disappear.”
Calle’s Republic of China series was selected by International Photo Awards among 15,000 submissions spanning 103 countries. The pieces, which fuse photography with collage and acrylic on wood, were further handpicked by renowned curator Adriana Teresa to appear in the IPA “Best of Show” Exhibit in late-October at Splashlight Studios, New York.
Claudia Calle was born in Manizales, Colombia, but has resided in Miami for more than 10 years. The vibrant artist whose designs and photographs capture poignant everyday moments, both locally and in foreign countries, opened an eponymous studio in Wynwood during Art Basel 2009 at 2722 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33127. Calle studied photography and graphic design at the Caldas University in Colombia, the Audiovisual Art Center in Mexico and at Miami AD School. She is the recipient of numerous awards including two honorable mentions by the prestigious International Photography Awards with her series Living in Silence and Between Frontier: The Longneck Story (2009); “Five Minutes of Fame” by the Museum of Contemporary Art (2009); and Photographer’s Forum “Top 100 Best Photography Worldwide” (2002). Please visit www.claudiacalle.com for more information on the artist. Awarehouse 550 NW 29th Street Miami FL, 33127 305.573.4004 www.awarehousemiami.com