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Amazônia installation [Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby BC, Apr 30-Jun 11] Installation at Western Bridge, 2008. Photo: Mark Woods, used by permission

Solange Fabião: Amazônia

Simon Fraser University Gallery
Burnaby BC – Apr 30-Jun 11, 2011

Solange Fabião inaugurated her massive Amazônia (Projecting on Black) at Western Bridge, Seattle in 2008. Shot in the Amazon region during the dry and wet seasons of 2006 and 2007, the single-direction HD video series captures the dramatic effects of sunrise and sunset in remote regions of the South American jungle.

Three parts or 150 minutes of the 14-section, almost 10-hour video are currently being screened at Simon Fraser University Gallery. Projected onto black surfaces, the images have a startling depth and clarity. Viewers are surrounded by the enormous scale and sense of immediacy.

Now living in New York City, Solange Fabião is an architect and artist born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has an impressive range of credentials that include architecture studies, a BFA in Set Design, and studies in digital media and art history at the HdK and Freie Universität Berlin.

Her art projects have been exhibited in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East and include her multi-city global art project Transitio installed in New York in 2005 and in Miami and at the Architecture Venice Biennial in 2006. In June 2011, Fabião’s gorgeous museum building Cité de l’Océan et du Surf, designed in conjunction with Steven Holl Architects, will open in Biarritz, France.

Mia Johnson

Amazônia installation

Amazônia installation [Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby BC, Apr 30-Jun 11] Installation at Western Bridge, 2008. Photo: Mark Woods, used by permission

Amazônia installation

Amazônia installation [Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby BC, Apr 30-Jun 11] Installation at Western Bridge, 2008. Photo: Mark Woods, used by permission

Amazônia installation

Amazônia installation [Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby BC, Apr 30-Jun 11] Installation at Western Bridge, 2008. Photo: Mark Woods, used by permission


 Mon, Jun 6, 2011