Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Every Day in Black and White

Migdalia Valdes - Every Day in Black and White - (April 4 - May 23, 2009), is a solo exhibition featuring sculpture, photography, and mixed media journals, curated by the lovely and talented Kevin Chen.

Ten years ago, Migdalia pledged to create at least one photograph a day for the rest of her life. The goals of this ambitious undertaking were simple enough, to keep in constant practice, develop artistic stamina, and eventually erode altogether the stubborn division between life and art. Through steady habit, the photographer not only advanced her craft, but also developed a new way of seeing, learning to shape her memory visually. This exhibition highlights the best of her black and white memory book, pulling together fleeting images of local streets, bathers, frozen trees, and other scraps of a life shifting and progressing with eyes wide open.There is more information about the show and Migdalia on our website, as well as a short video compilation of some of the images here:http://www.theintersection.org/calendar/program_gallery.php

The opening party is this coming Saturday night, April 4, from 6 to 9pm.

1 comment:

  1. I went to the opening. It was packed with people, standing and sitting on the floor, walking around and flipping the pages of Migdalia's journals. The set-up is amazing, its a review of the last 10 years of her EveryDay project. She shows 1 picture for the decade, 10 picures EveryYear, 12 pictures for Everymonth of one year and contactsheets from EveryDay for one year. The room is beautifully arranged. The Everyday pictures surround the room as contactsheets mimicking a cityscape. The center of the room is filled with white sculptures holding the Everyday Journals that essentially contain everything, the picures, visual memories and reminders, found items and people, and the photographs. Very cool and obsessive!