Miami Photographer/Mixed Media Artist Claudia Calle Receives Top Honors By International Photography Awards For Interpretations Of China
Celebratory Exhibit Slated for October 9, 2010
Awarehouse in Wynwood, Miami
550 NW 29th Street, Miami FL, 33127
7:00 to 11:00 p.m. is free and open to the public.
In celebration of Claudia Calleâ€™s â€œFine Art Collageâ€ first place achievement from the International Photography Awards (â€œIPAâ€), 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 Chinaâ€™s controversial globalization, copyright and mass production issues. Slated to coincide with Wynwoodâ€™s monthly Second Saturday Art Walk, the opening reception on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. 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 (550 NW 29th Street, Miami FL, 33127), with the official after-party taking place at Grand Central. For more information please visit www.claudiacalle.com or www.awarehousemiami.com.
â€œI 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,â€ said Calle. â€œMy 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.â€
Calleâ€™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 hand-picked by renowned curator Adriana Teresa to appear in the IPA â€œBest of Showâ€ Exhibit in late-October at Splashlight Studios, New York.
Leading up to IPAâ€™s New York event, complete works of Calleâ€™s Republic of China will be on view from October 9 to 29, 2010 at Luis Perez Galeria / Awarehouse, Miami, FL. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment at 305.573.4004.
Born in Manizales, Colombia, Claudia Calle 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); â€œFive Minutes of Fameâ€ by the Museum of Contemporary Art (2009); and Photographer’s Forum â€œTop 100 Best Photography Worldwideâ€ (2002). Please visit www.claudiacalle.com for more information.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!