‘Virunga’ Gallery Tour with Artists
Snap! Downtown presented a gallery tour lead by artists Adam Kiefer, Peterson Guerrier, Jaime Margary, and Ya La’Ford (via skype).
SNAP! DOWNTOWN GALLERY : ADAM KIEFER
Adam Kiefer is an Orlando based conservation photographer whose work has taken him to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, since 2013. VIRUNGA is Africa’s oldest National Park, one of the most biodiverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. Over the years, Kiefer has photographed the wildlife, and the brave park rangers, men and women, who risk their lives everyday to protect it.
OG1 GALLERY : PETERSON GUERRIER and JAIME MARGARY
Peterson Guerrier is a painter and photographer who grew up in Miami. His distinctive imagery, textured by layers of colors and drips, has been exhibited in galleries such as RGPL High Point market (NC) and X Contemporary Gallery, during Art Basel Miami.
Puerto Rican artist Jaime Margary's latest pointillist series. 'Good Trouble,' focuses on African American voices which have challenged institutionalized racism in America. Heroes to the disenfranchised, the subsequent anger provoked by their efforts served as a mirror to the establishment they sought to correct.
OG2 GALLERY : YA LA'FORD
Ya La’Ford is a professor, visual painter, installation artist and muralist. Ya La’Ford is interested in the additive and subtractive processes, negative and positive spaces, obsessions, interconnectivity, evidence and manipulation. Her work has be displayed at the Boston Public Library, and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. She is currently preparing upcoming exhibitions at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, as well as in Cairo, Egypt, and Cartagena, Columbia.