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'Meditation/Space' on view at New Canaan Library

Published 7:20 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • "Meditation/Space," works by Gladys Triana, will be on view at the New Canaan Library through March 24. An opening reception takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24. Photo: Contributed
    "Meditation/Space," works by Gladys Triana, will be on view at the New Canaan Library through March 24. An opening reception takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24. Photo: Contributed

 

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Gladys Triana will open her exhibition, "Meditation/Space," at the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery of New Canaan Library on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Triana's photography and video work have been called meditative and contemplative, mesmerizing and stunning. The exhibition will run through March 24. An opening reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. The public is welcome.

"Meditation/Space" features selections from Triana's numerous photographic series and her video work.

Light is extremely important in her photography. She credits the works of Renaissance artists, especially Rembrandt and Caravaggio, as inspirations for the notable variations of intensity in the background or her works, instead of the object.

After more than 40 years of working primarily in painting and sculpture, Triana debuted her first photographic series in 2002. Titled "Every Time Is Now," the series features composite images of the artist's hands, along with somewhat abstract street scenes of New York City.

Also on exhibition will be "Stillness," another photographic series in which objects force themselves upon the viewer as absolute protagonists, and "The Observer" series, as well as other series with fewer photographs in the same medium.

Triana was born in Camag├╝ey, Cuba, and has been a resident of New York City since 1975. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, and a Master of Arts at Long Island University, New York. She studied printmaking at the San Fernando University in Madrid, Spain.

Triana's artwork includes prints, drawings, collages, works on canvas, photography and installations, which have been presented in numerous solo exhibitions around the United States and internationally.

Triana's work is represented at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, El Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, El Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, Chile, El Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico, Housatonic Museum, Connecticut, The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida, Art Museum of Fine Art at Arizona State University, Arizona among others.

For information, contact Susan LaPerla at 203-594-5007 or visit newcanaanlibrary.org.