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Jorge Sanchez: AREAS THAT ARE, at 6th Street Container, Miami

September 18th, 2015

6-9 pm

6th Street Container
1155 (rear) SW 6th Street
Miami, FL 33130

 

On Friday, September 18th, Jorge Sanchez (BFA ’13) will open a new solo exhibition at 6th Street ContainerAreas That Are include Sanchez’s photographs that highlight South Florida’s rapid urban development.

Jorge Sanchez wrote the following statement to describe Areas That Are:

Urban development in South Florida is growing with ferocious velocity. This, unfortunately, has been extended to areas that are environmentally sensitive, which will have adverse impact. [T]housands of acres of vacant or unused land [are] within the county’s boundaries. I strenuously believe that our resources can be used in wiser and environmentally conscious ways. This can be achieved by rezoning more land from restricted commercial use, to mixed residential-commercial use; also, by lifting some existing arbitrary building height restrictions, and building more mixed-income developments. Other cities and counties around the country have successfully applied these solutions when faced with similar challenges.

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ALL ABOUT WATER, videos by MARIA LINO at 6th street container

June 17, 2011 7-10pm

6th street container

1155 (rear) sw 6th street
LiHa (Little Havana) Fl

To Maria Lino, water is a treasure that we seek for both internal and external survival.

It safely cradles us in the womb and supports us as we float on its surface. It can also overpower us
regardless of our physical strength.
Water can be a barrier between two destinations, and as an artist navigating two cultures separated
by a body of water, it has defined her sense of isolation and connection, of safety and freedom.

Ms Lino has always lived in port cities. She now lives in South Florida where humidity is a constant palpable sensation.
She produces multi-channel video installations recreating this feeling, and in the process, rediscover the landscape of home, its light, physicality, atmospheric changes, and the enticement of being voluntarily in water, whether for pleasure, adventure or escape.
Maria Lino’s process is dynamic and interrelated to my daily activities. She observes and records the landscape and the cityscape, and their reflections in any appearance of water: morning dew, rain, puddles, or the ocean.

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