AZULIN – light sculpture by Grimanesa Amorós
You are cordially invited to the Inaugural Opening of The Wall Art Gallery presenting
HOLOGRAM: THE WHOLE STORY
curated by Rachel Vancelette
November 29th, 2022 – February 13th, 2023
Open Daily 11AM – 7PM
The Wall Art Gallery Gallery
50 NW 27th Street Miami, Florida
Center of Wynwood Art District
Holograms replicate the way humans interpret light to perceive the world in three dimensions. The Greek translation ‘HOLO’ meaning “whole,” and ‘GRAM’ which translates to “story” inspired a curatorial presentation focusing on ‘The Whole Story.’ The exhibition taps into the current conversations happening in art studios today on progression and contemplation. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog that investigates experimental avenues, new and old technology and current art practices taking a deeper dive into the lesser-known aspects and forward-thinking processes of artists’ studios today.
This refreshing holistic approach uses the newly designed exhibition space to present a curated series of contemporary artworks engaging in light, reflections, surfaces, and landscapes for the viewer’s contemplation. A thought-provoking combination of art and light transforms the 4000-foot gallery into a unique and engaging sensory and immersive experience.
Growing inch by inch along the coastline of the tropicals lives and breathes the mangrove. Its roots duplicate through the crystal clear waters, developing a forest of mystery from within.
The mangrove is dense and interlaced. Nature is the purest form and most source of beauty; the mangrove is no exception, with its bright green leaves and deep roots lacing one another. Mangroves are a natural filter for the environment, protecting water quality by removing nutrients and pollutants. They protect those surrounding them by absorbing the influx of water due to heavy rains and storm surges. Mangroves are nature’s protectors, and those living there interact with them.
AZULIN was inspired by the Mangroves in Central America. The piece’s color is not the classic of the mangrove but represents its environment. These shrubs have a thirst for saltwater, as they have no home without it. They are connected to the sea, rooted in it. The piece aims to encapsulate the viewer with its twists and turns and lure them into exploring further, like the mangrove tempts to do with the dense wall of its branches.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Grimanesa Amorós is a Peruvian-born American artist whose work explores community connection within the intersection of history, technology, and architecture. Her monumental lighting sculptures incorporate video, lighting, and electronic elements to create immersive environments. Technology compliments the concepts of her work without defining them. She draws upon important cultural legacies for inspiration. Still, she does noes not hold a nostalgic view of her subjects. In the art of Grimanesa Amorós, the past is meeting the future.
Amorós is often invited as a keynote speaker at museums, foundations, and universities, where her lectures empower young women, attracting future artists, students, and faculty working in architecture, science, and technology.
Amorós has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. She was a guest speaker at TEDGlobal, a recipient of the ‘NEA Visual Arts Grants Fellowships, and has the distinction of being part of the ‘Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. and the Civita Institute NE Chapter Fellowship Grant. Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Ludwig Museum, CAFA Museum, Katonah Museum, and Seoul National University Museum of Art.
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