UM Gallery Presents MFA Exhibit by Jose Miguel Cabrera Opening reception
March 9, 2013 from 2 pm to 9 pm.
University of Miami Gallery, The Wynwood Building
2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
The exhibition runs from March 4 – 23.
José Miguel Cabrera’s photographic series RELATIVity portrays interrelated fragments of real-life situations that operate on the level of a puzzle and invite the viewer to decipher a story. Using techniques associated with narrative cinema, he has collaborated with amateur actors to create multiple “tableaux vivants” that, taken together, tell a single story that represents a simultaneous moment across various captured viewpoints. Cabrera montages still images to provide the subtle arc to a silent narrative that weaves and explores the phenomenon within a viewer’s individual reality and secret history to, ultimately, yield an experience of unique personal meaning.
Cabrera holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Miami with dual majors in art photography and motion picture production. In 1997, he moved to New York City and worked in production for filmmaking and network television. He then worked as a “wet darkroom” printer and electronic media artist in the photography industry. In late 2002, he returned to South Florida and has since focused his projects on writing and electronic media. This exhibition is part of his work toward his Masters in Fine Arts at UM.