Group exhibition – Sandra Nakamura, Claudia Martínez Garay y Arturo Kameya
From: August 11th. Until: September 18th, 2015.
Analogías temporales present two projects which although set in different historical contexts relate to each other, once they are placed side by side at the gallery. El azul de la distancia (2015) by Sandra Nakamura is a group of silkscreen prints made from a photograph of Frank Hurley after the expedition of The Endurance, taken during the failed Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of Ernest Shackleton in 1914. The images suspended from the ceiling and consecutively ordered in the space, range from low to high contrast, ending in the gradual disappearance of the photographic image. Meanwhile the series of photographs printed in lenticular sheets by Arturo Kameya and Claudia Martínez, belong to the series Mass illusion (2012), based on photographs of 1950s Korean Mass Games, where groups of young gymnasts compose huge images in a collective way with hand-posters, forming figures that symbolized the Korean People’s Democratic Republic of Kim II –Sung.
Both projects appropriates historical photographs and worked to force the evocation of a temporality found in the original image by creating different final artworks. Its metaphorical appeal tries to demonstrate enthusiasm and the heroic future of collective work in both endeavors and by opposite correspondence, these efforts express the subordination of the individual by the collective. The multiple readings in the contrast of both projects reveal characteristics and differences of the photographic medium in each of the images: exposure, timing and multiplicity are delicately arranged in Nakamura´s installation and circular works of Kameya-Martínez.
About the artists:
Sandra Nakamura [Lima, Peru 1981]
Studied Art at the University of California, San Diego and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Nakamura has participated as an artist in residence at the Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art [Spain], Pilot Projekt Gropiusstadt [ Germany ] , Community Museum Project [Hong Kong ] and Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu [Japan]. She has performed site-specific projects for 09 Open Center [Peru], the First Biennial of the Americas [US] and the XI Biennial of Cuenca [Ecuador].
Claudia Martínez Garay [Ayacucho, Peru 1983]
Studied engraving at the School of Art at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She has participated in various group exhibitions highlighting: “Arte al paso. Contemporary Art Collection of Lima Museum of Art – MALI” Pinacoteca Station Sao Paulo (2011), “P / A tests Artist” III Biennial of engraving. ICPNA Miraflores (2010) and Chile Triennial, Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile (2009). In 2011 he received the 1st place in the XIV Contest “Passport for an Artist” (2011). Claudia Martinez is currently represented by Gonzalez & Gonzalez Gallery.
Arturo Kameya [Lima, Peru 1984]
Painter, Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He studied graphic design at the Centro de la Imagen. He was a finalist on three occasions Painting Contest and mixed technique CENTRAL RESERVE BANK OF PERU and Passport Contest for an artist and the National Exhibition of Photography ICPNA. He has participated in various group exhibitions in Lima and joined the group show Today Peruvian Painting at the Museum of Americas in Florida, USA.
Photo Credits of the exhibition: Eduardo Hirose.