Aperture – A Photographic Opening

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Currently on view at Dallas’ PanAmerican ArtProjects, with one week remaining, is Aperture – A Photographic Opening. This group exhibition samples the work of six photographers including Andrea Cote, Gory, Daniel Joglar, Jane Martin, Pablo Soria, and Laura Wilson. Each artist employs a different photographic technique, ranging from Wilson’s more traditional landscapes to Cotes’ unconventional self-portraits.

Andrea Cote’s black and white digital self-portraits are indicative of her desire to engage multimedia. She works in photography, painting, video, and installation. Her time as an artist’s model influenced her view of the artist and subject. She explores the concerns of this relationship with sensitivity to pressures associated with the image of the body.

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The color-toned photographs of Cuban born artist Gory focuses on process rather than product, suggesting we question the nature of reality.

PanAmerican’s mission is “to build a bridge between North and South American cultures by presenting and exhibiting artists from both regions concurrently” and the show does just this. It not only includes two Latin American artists and three Americans but both male and female, there is a wide range of representation. PA opened their doors in 1990 as Galerie Malraux in LA. In 1994, they moved to Dallas and have since established themselves in Miami as well.

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