November 7 – December 30, 2013
Artist receptions November 7 | December 5, 2013
6 – 9 pm
Landscape as a narrative of the human experience – complicit in stories of exploration and escape. The work of Luis Paredes combines hundreds of moments documented in the life of a forest in Denmark fusing them into a single powerful image. The result is a panning emotional timeline that tells the tale of Vikings, the Norsemen fleeing religious persecution and the Jews hiding out amongst the trees during WWII. The forest is a place where a picnic spot at noon becomes a shadowed land of nightmares by nightfall, much like the varying sides of humanity, all captured in one image and conveyed without the use of a single human figure.
Where Luis Paredes speaks of our invasion into nature and its conspiracy with us, in Amber Rose’s paintings nature invades right back. Amber Rose captures the grandeur of buildings with glamor and prestige as humanity moves on and they slowly but surely are reclaimed by nature. As they crumble and fall and bricks become earth, these man-made arenas remind of our significance and also the lack thereof.
Luis Paredes is an El Salvadorian photographer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work focuses on the intense emotions associated with a particular place – his most recent series of work featuring dramatic compositions of forests located around his home in Copenhagen. Paredes has exhibited his work in major exhibitions in Germany, Poland, Scotland, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the United States as well as participated in the 51th Venice Biennale, the Havana Biennale and the Baltic Biennale.
Amber Adela Rose is an interdisciplinary artist, working primarily in painting and sculpture to approach ideas surrounding geographical identity, emotional attachment and displacement particularly through landscapes that possess a keen sense of wit and stark compositional design. She exhibits regularly in Central America, America, Holland and Great Britain and studied at The Slade School of Fine Art London, 1999-2001. She is winner of First Prize XXV Palmarés Painting Prize, El Salvador and Honorable Mention at SUMARTE, MARTE, El Salvador.