July 19th at 7pm
2750 N.W. 3rd Ave Suite N12
ArtMedia Gallery is pleased to present Naturally Derived, which brings together a selection of Humberto Torres’ photographs from two series, The Blue Ridge, 2010, and Family Garden, 2009-2012.
In The Blue Ridge, Torres documents the natural landscape of North Carolina with an attentive and reflective view, engrossed by the details and scenarios, making the pictures seem both common and strangely ambiguous. His small format prints offer the viewer a comprehensive view of the entire image, but also an intimate encounter.
In Family Garden the objects found in the family environment, whether a calendar or an ironing board, are used as protagonists of the images. These objects are always referring to elements of nature, so the images jointly build a kind of interior domestic garden. Among other things, Torres’ photographs of this series function as metaphors for the relationship between domestic life and nature within the private sphere.
In both series, it becomes apparent Torres’ interest to show in his work a display of contemporary vision that simultaneously feeds on the classic tradition of artistic photography.