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"Dreams and Nightmares: Photography by Vickie Suarez"
2002-01-03 until 2002-02-02
Wallflower Gallery
Miami, FL, USA United States of America

Vickie Suarez presents a one-person exhibition of photography at the Wallflower Gallery. The artist has chosen to confront the images within her nightmares by recreating and photographing them. She will also be introducing a new series of photographs, Frames from the Submergence Series.

The things that I found happiness in at age 6, I am able to find happiness in at age 30. When I decide to start a series or a project, I look forward to it in the same way that I looked forward to attending class. It is new, and fun. I can do whatever I want. The only thing that has changed is my materials. Where before I used crayons and glue, now have models and a camera . However, regardless of how sophisticated the equipment becomes, it is still a means to make the work. The models become my crayons. They are colorful . I like to create a playful environment where I can still feel like I am having fun while I am working. If I feel that I start to become too serious or if I start to analyze my work I will stop and take a break from it. My instincts play a large role within my work. If I have an idea I just do it. I don’t question it or feel a need to have to understand it fully because this entire process takes away from my original idea . I am not saying my work does not have a reason, just that it is not always clear to me what it is, nor do I make it a point to have to understand it prior to creating it. I am working within the freshness of an idea. Sometimes I get a silly idea and I just follow it. If it should start to become clear, then that is fine but it does not need to begin with clarity. My reason for becoming an artist was because I enjoy it. I enjoy the entire process involved when I photograph. It can be fun and silly yet it can be serious. I do not choose to go out and look for things to photograph, I prefer to create the things that I photograph. Regardless of where it ends up, it still begins as that “fun” class. I like coming to that class every day.

- Vickie Suarez.


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