Cortezas - Art in the Streets

About the exhibition
Venue: Plaza de Francia, Casco Antiguo, Panamá
Date: 20.09.2014 - 05.10.2014
  • Damián Hernández

Marión Gallery has the pleasure of presenting the photographic exhibition "Cortezas" by the artist Damián Hernández, which is being held in La Plaza de Francia at Casco Antiguo. This outdoor exhibition consists of four large scale photographs mounted in elements that simulate giant picture frames. These urban pieces, designed to furnish itinerant outdoor exhibitions in public spaces, mark the beginning of a cultural movement that Marión Gallery and the studio Articruz will foster altogether with several artists.

The four photographs featured in this exhibition were taken in Las Tierras Altas de Chiriquí and in El Valle de Antón, in Panama. The particularly chromatic richness of the Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as rainbow eucalyptus, makes it one of the most colorful trees globally, with varied color tones that range from green to orange, going over blue and violet simultaneously; characteristic that is highlighted in these photographs. Its multi hued bark and the artistic perspective adopted by the photographer, generate incredible images, that give the impression of being the product of digital editing or an illusion evoked by the camera. Notwithstanding, these photographs have never been edited or modified in any way; they are a true example of nature’s perfection, captured by the eye of an artist.

The project Art in the Street was born out of a proposal from Marión Gallery to diversify the urban spaces in the City of Panama. It was made possible by the collaborative support from the architect Diana Giraud, and the studio Articruz, which helped manufacturing the four giant picture frames that will assist future outdoor exhibitions.

Marión Gallery joins the Contemporary Art Museum of Panama (MAC) to present this exhibition by the Argentinean photographer Damián Hernández in the context of FotoSeptiembre2014. The art pieces will be exhibited in La Plaza de Francia until October 5th, 2014.