Micaela di Vivero "There is Always a Part of Sky to Soar"

Ceres Gallery

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Ceres Gallery presents There is Always a Part of Sky to Soar, an installation by Ecuadorian artist Micaela de Vivero.

Ecuadorian artist Micaela de Vivero, creates stunning, thought provoking installations using a variety of materials. In her work, she explores global issues such as migration and climate change with a unique sensitivity.

The magic of her work, is the way she turns unusual materials into metaphorical gold, like an alchemist searching for the right formula. As you enter the exhibit you are surrounded with a world that is filled with objects transformed, as if you are in a laboratory of inventions. The materials speak to dream-quality experiences, and contrasted with the experience of universal struggle, the effect reflects the poetics of hope amidst tragedy.

By re-creating a spectacular landscape, Vivero makes reference to the work by European naturalists that studied the Americas in the 18th century like for example Alexander von Humboldt or La Condamine by using observation, but also personal perspectives. These naturalists traveled the Americas together with artists that documented what they saw, and created artwork that became the way people in Europe learned about the new continent.

[Image: Micaela di Vivero "Global Warming (detail)" Fabric and urethane, 2012, height: 24 in.]



from June 19, 2012 to July 14, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-06-21 from 18:00 to 20:00

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