Denise Milan’s “Mist of the Earth” presents an exhibition of photographs and photo-collages that join memory and history, and invites viewers on a journey of imagination and reflection about the environmental challenges of development. “The exhibition is the culmination of this experience and the embodiment of the artist’s ongoing concerns—as much a testament to a troubling legacy of colonization, the enslavement of African peoples, and the despoilment of whole regions, as to the more life-asserting side of Brazil, its beauty and soaring spirit.”
One of Brazil’s visionary artists and a well-known eco-activist, Milan presents the Atlantic Forest of Brazil as the vision of a fascinating world seen through the eyes and imagination of a gifted artist and photographer. The exhibition presents three segments: Paradise, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Denise Milan is a multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, photo-collage, and other media, as well as in the fields of ecological and arts education activism. Milan work has been featured in exhibits in São Paulo, Belém, Brasília, Chapingo, Chicago, Hakone, Hannover, London, New York, Osaka, Paris, Salvador, Taiwan, and Washington.
For a catalog of this exhibition, see the “Mist of the Earth” Document (pdf) and for Denise’s website and works: http://www.denisemilanstudio.com
Utah’s Art Magazine 15Bytes exhibition review by Hikmet Sidney Loe.