ACARIGUA, Venezuela--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--With a sample that travels through the work of photographers Hernán "Chino" Rivero and Juan Mogollon Solórzano, Acarigua-Araure Art Museum - Araure, has opened its rooms until February 14, 2014. In an artistic gamble, it seeks to express the development of a region beyond its booming farm-industrial environment, projecting the lives of its people through the lens of both camera professionals.
“This is part of the initiatives that Davos has drawn attention to in its 20 years in business. Predominantly, they highlight the formal acknowledgement of the achievements and successes of entrepreneurs and people, who strive day to day to build a better future thanks to their talent,“ said Osío.”
"This is another type of sowing. It's our way of contributing towards a more comprehensive development of the region, where beyond the economic potential that has characterized the state at all times, there is a society, a people with artistic potential that offers viewers solid proposals," said Ali Cordero Casal, Director of the Museum.
Both exhibits were sponsored by Davos Observer, an economic information and research resource, dedicated to the analysis and summary of global financial events.
David Osío, Executive Editor of Davos Observer, welcomed the opportunity to support these initiatives. "This is part of the initiatives that Davos has drawn attention to in its 20 years in business. Predominantly, they highlight the formal acknowledgement of the achievements and successes of entrepreneurs and people, who strive day to day to build a better future thanks to their talent,“ said Osío.
In the exhibit “The Trances of the Illuminated Diaphragm”, Hernán "Chino" Rivero -who for the first time shows images he’s accumulated for over 40 years of his career as a photojournalist- speaks from his experience, not only technical but also personal.
Through 45 carefully selected images, “Chino” Rivera provides an approach to local identity through landscapes, characters and situations of Portuguesa State and other regions of the country. With his aeronautical experience, as a narrator used to the 3rd person, he flies over the site he inhabits, to build an honest, mature picture, bathed in the magic of the light that only true photographers manage to capture. In a very intimate way, this photographer manages to share with us –as he describes them- his moments of trance behind the camera.
On the other hand, EXPLORATIONS – Series "Lines and Textures" and "Test Tubes", is the first single exhibit from Juan Mogollon after participating in numerous group exhibits and venues nationwide. EXPLORATIONS presents the questioning and curiosity as inherent features of the photographer in his quest for a personal point of view.
This young artist from Araure, Portuguesa State, experiments with framing and color compositions in an intimate and subjective way, through the series "Lines and Textures" and "Test Tubes”. Both themes however, show his training in the graphic arts, and the emphasis on the loss of scale through the closeness of the lens, enabling him to build -both conceptually and aesthetically- a different reading of reality.
These exhibits add to the museum’s dynamic activity calendar, which for 25 years has offered guided tours and regular support to the arts education programs in rural schools of Portuguesa.
The exhibit will be open until February 2014