About a year ago, a friend told me that I am a seeker. There is some truth to that, as visual storytelling is a combination of looking for something to share, and the other part is adventure. Two things I love deeply.
This exhibition involves a seeking of sorts, as I meandered my way through Southern Brazil reconnecting with family, lost memories, new friends and sights I knew as a child.
If you happen to be upstate New York, take a trip to Saratoga Springs Station and check out Memory Travels: a Journey Through Southern Brazil, on view through March 26.
This exhibition is through Saratoga Arts Art in Public Places program, and prints are available through them for the duration of the exhibition.
SUL DO BRASIL
Photographs by Miriam Romais
EXHIBITION EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 13, 2017.
Meet the Artist Receptions:
Tuesday September 13 & Friday October 14, 2016
“I am not the same, having seen the moon
shine on the other side of the world.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
With Brazilian Independence Day around the corner (Sept 7 but in NYC we’re celebrating on Sept 4), it is a great time to share my exhibition at Berimbau again, along with the photos from the first opening reception on July 26 – thanks to the amazing photographer and friend, Fernando Navarro. I’m grinning like a fool in most of them; could not be helped… I was surrounded by family and friends and loving every second of the gathering.
I’d like to have another reception or two before the show closes (happy-hour get togethers), so be sure to follow my photo page on Facebook for the latest announcements (@miriamromaisphotos).
Thanks to everyone that made the opening: Lola Flash, Groana Melendez, Ron Herard, Ray Llanos, Jill Waterman, Phyllis Galembo, Leticia Lunardi, Veronica Commock, Dani Cattan, Fernando Navarro, my parents and Mario de Matos (owner of Berimbau)!
About the series:
Sul do Brasil is a personal journey through southern Brazil, where my family still lives. Even though I lived there as a kid, the series is still a process of discovery for me and a somewhat nostalgic one at that. The images show the southern countryside of Brazil as I criss-crossed my way to visit relatives, bringing up long forgotten memories and making new ones.
Berimbau do Brasil is worth the trip (brazilian food, caipirinhas & art!); it’s located at 43 Carmine Street (bwtween Bedford & Bleeker). Tel: (212) 242-2606