MARITZA CANECA “POOL SERIES” EXHIBITED AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The show is part of MIA Galleries/Miami International Airport’s arts and exhibitions program. From August 29 – April 2021, the exhibition brings Caneca’s breathtaking photographs of pools in a collaboration with Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade Aviation Departmen
Maritza Caneca developed an ongoing photography project centered on the swimming pool as a nostalgia site, full of memories with both personal and universal resonance. Her photographs show pools in varying stages of use and decay. The aesthetic and sensory qualities of pools—the blueness and malleability of the water; the artistry and repetition of the frequently used pool tiles; and the sense of calm and weightlessness—have further fueled Caneca's artistic explorations, and extensive studies and research around the world.
MIA Galleries is Miami International Airport's arts and exhibitions program. Founded in 1996, MIA Galleries includes rotating exhibition spaces throughout MIA, including CameraWorks Gallery – an exhibition venue committed to presenting fine art photography and photo-based works by emerging and established artists living and working Miami-Dade County.
"We are proud to present Maritza Caneca: Pools at MIA. This exhibition features captivating and stunningly composed photographs of the artist's expansive Pool Series. Her contemplative images of pools were captured in cities such as London, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and Budapest. We hope they delight and immerse travelers and international visitors with studied poetic compositions of light and geometry that bring stillness and respite.", stated Gendry B. Sherer, Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
Caneca, visual artist and photographer, has exhibited her work internationally, in venues such as the iconic Copacabana Palace Hotel, and Paço Imperial during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. She is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lives and works in Miami, FL, where she has a studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex. “It was a pleasure to be invited to exhibit at Miami International Airport. Especially during these different times, I can see how public art projects are showing its immense potential.”, she shared