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Miami Dade College’s Gallery North Opens 2013-2014 Season with Artist Jorge Dager

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Transparencia 1 by Jorge Dager

Miami, September 3, 2013 - The MDC Galleries of Art + Design is collaborating with International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR) throughout its 2013-2014 season. The three artists who are participating in exhibitions at North gallery have worked with ISHR to create art that will eventually become part of North Campus’ Route to Human Rights Pavilion. The first of three exhibitions, Modus Perlucidus: New Works by Jorge Dager, runs through Oct. 18.

Modus Perlucidus, Latin for “transparent objects”, is a title that aptly fits Dager’s latest series of paintings, where he challenges still-life photography in a breath-taking manner. His sense of realism catapults the viewer to his most basic experience, with ephemeral contact and a delicate beauty. Since his first solo exhibition at Gallery Manzini Diaz in Caracas, Dager has exhibited his works from San Juan to Prague, among other destinations. No stranger to MDC, Dager spent a month as a visiting artist on the North Campus last year, and ISHR donated his work, Libertad, to the North campus in anticipation of the completion of the Human Rights Pavilion.

“MDC and ISHR’s classic partnership continues to flourish, and we’re pleased to present such a formidable season of arts and culture for the enrichment of our college and larger community,” said Ms. Malou C. Harrison, interim North Campus president.

On Thursday, Oct. 31, the gallery will open Naturalezas, by Spanish artist Horacio Silva. The exhibition will run through November 10, 2013. A professor of the faculty of fine arts in Valencia, Spain, Silva began his professional career at the end of the 1960s. His ever-changing canvas includes a careful, almost photographic, realism; an expressionist accent where gesture and movement acquired its fullest extent with a warm pallet; mythological images; and inner landscapes. For the last decade, the artist has continued to mingle symbolic figures and mythic forms in what has been called “travel books”.

Veterans Connect:  Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel’s Portraits and Conversations with Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan will open on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Its main focus is on portraits of veterans returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan accompanied by their taped interviews. The exhibition will run through March 15, 2014.

The North Campus serves as the future home of ISHR’s Route to Human Rights Pavilion, which will house many of the 30 works of art by local and international artists illustrating the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights including the works of the artists who will show their work in the North gallery this fall and spring of 2014. The space will be used for activities supporting education and raising awareness about human rights issues, including art and photo exhibitions, book readings, receptions, screenings of documentaries and short films.

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