Please join us this Wednesday, January 14th 6-8 pm for the opening exhibition of Josema Zamorano:
Lost Steps at Jamaa El Fna.
Lost steps wander through indecisive bodies of light, colour and texture at Jamaa El Fna, Africa’s busiest square and the epicentre of Marrakesh. By questioning digital precision in his photographic work, Josema Zamorano subverts the ubiquitous re-production of street spectacles by countless digital snapshots and shows another face of Morocco’s most important public space. Although the camera can be seen as a machine for replicating a controlled view of reality, and the world seems more and more as if it is controlled by cameras, Josema smudges light to partially lose command while performing the gesture-based creation of his images. The outcome is an unstable combination of spontaneity and precision, planned but unimagined. His light paintings aim at rendering a clear gaze by showing reality’s inherent ambiguity.
Josema Zamorano is a visual artist, native to Mexico, now living in Vancouver. In recent years he has been imagining bridges between photography, painting, and poetry either by exposing unconventional ways of photo-graphing or by imaging poetry as visual artifact. Josema’s polymorphous—mostly street—photography and writing advance questions about the identity of people, places, and things.
With intersecting interests in poetry, existential philosophy, and visual arts, Josema graduated with a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (2012) from the University of British Columbia. A member of the artist collective AKA, he recently exhibited works at the Back Gallery Project at the Diffractions of the Local - Part One exhibit, and has also exhibited works at several Vancouver venues, including the Irving K. Barber L. C. Gallery and AMS Gallery at UBC, and at the W2 Media Cafe. Lost Steps at Jamaa El Fna is his first solo exhibition.
Please join us for the opening on Wednesday, January 14th between 6-8