Photographic Abstraction by Marcia Brito: Exhibit Closing Reception at MOS...

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Museum of Science & History

1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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Marcia Brito is a Conceptual Photographer and Visual Arts Instructor based in Miami. She makes art as a means to create joy in the face of life’s daily struggles. Ms. Brito states “I create ‘The Photographic Abstractions’ to explore the intersections of art and science and to satisfy my thirst for innovation. My artwork employs optics, color, and the physics of light as tools to craft an alternative world.” By manipulating a digital camera, she offers a subjective and abstract view of everyday reality. It is up to the viewer to interpret the shapes, colors and textures playfully presented through fragmented subjects.

"The Photographic Abstractions" provide an escape, even if only momentary, from the daily challenges we all encounter. The work is non-objective in order to heighten the purity of aesthetic elements and perceptual experience, transforming otherwise recognizable subjects to encourage the audience to delight in ambiguity. Ms. Brito hopes that "The Photographic Abstractions" promote a joyful realization of the colors, patterns, and textures that underlie reality. Joy is necessary to balance out the negativity, violence, and injustice in the world. Joy is an act of resistance in our challenging times.

After years of working with and learning the “rules” of photography, during her research in the MFA program at Jacksonville University, Marcia gained the knowledge and confidence to break the traditional rules of this medium, and to move beyond narrative or figural subjects towards abstraction and non-representational imagery.

Brito produces "The Photographic Abstractions" by manipulating the camera lens and by making gestural movements with the camera in order to highlight the role of speed, color, and light in the process of abstraction. 'The Photographic Abstractions' series defies traditional rules of photography, pushing the medium past its ordinary documentation limits. The images are created in-camera without photography software. The artwork is a marriage of the expression of the mind, heart, and soul with the technology of digital photography, bridging the more scientific aspects of photography with the gesture and vibrant color of Abstract Expressionism.

Marcia Brito’s latest portfolio “The Photographic Abstractions” is currently on display at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) in Jacksonville, FL, through January 20, 2019. Additionally, this series was recently featured during Art Basel Miami 2018 at the SCOPE Art Fair this December.

Join us for "The Photographic Abstractions" exhibit closing reception on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM at the MOSH. There will be a short video showing at 7 PM.

https://www.britoart.com/current-exhibits

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Also, if riding JTA take the BLUE bus line to the Museum Circle / Main Street stop or ride the Skyway to the San Marco Station.



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