THE ALTERED IMAGE. WOMEN TELLING STORIES BY COMBINING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MIXED MEDIA
Miami-based Dina Mitrani Gallery presents this exhibition as part of the Miami Design District's Art in the District Cultural Program. It features the work of more than 20 artists.
The Altered Image is an exhibition of women artists who use the photographic medium as a departure point to tell their stories. Each of the artists adds varying layers of meaning to the work by manipulating the image with paint, drawing, embroidery, collage, organic ingredients, and transfers to various found materials. The resulting works depict diverse symbolic alterations, which illustrate unique and textured visual narratives. The combination of image and other more tactile means of artistic expression truly allows for a layered narrative. In most cases the works are deeply personal representations of identity, memory, generational histories, traditions and our relationships to the natural or built environment. The works in this exhibition aesthetically and conceptually vary, but are threaded together by the essential use of the photographic process.
The artists included are: Maria Martinez-Cañas (Cuba/Miami), Delphine Dialo (Paris/Brooklyn), Marina Font (Argentina/Miami), Amy Friend (Canada), Marina Gonella (Argentina/Miami), Adriene Hughes (San Diego), Priya Kambli, (India/Minnesota), Heidi Kirkpatrick (Portland), Silvia Lizama (Cuba/Miami), Diane Meyer (Los Angeles), Tatiana Parcero (Mexico/Buenos Aires), Rachel Phillips (San Francisco), Olivia Racionzer (Italy/Wales), Astrid Reischwitz (Germany/Boston), Georgina Reskala (Mexico/San Francisco), Alexandra Rowley (New York), Sarah Michelle Rupert (Miami), Rebecca Sexton Larson (Tampa), Aline Smithson (Los Angeles), Krista Svalbonas (Latvia/Philadelphia), and Laura Villarreal (Mexico/Miami).
ABOUT MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT:
The Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that combines luxury shopping, galleries, museums, design stores, restaurants and major art and design installations all within an architecturally significant context. The neighborhood houses some of the best architecture in the country, right down to the award-winning Museum Garage. Visitors can shop design showrooms, visit cultural institutions like the ICA Miami, the de la Cruz Collection and Locust Projects, or check out the rigorously curated public art program woven throughout the streets. All in all, the District has something for everyone. As Miami becomes increasingly known for its own rich culture, the growth of the Miami Design District further reflects how the city is deserving of its place on the global stage.
The Miami Design District is owned and operated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund.