For Immediate Release:
March 10, 2010

Media Contact:
Lauren Stover

305-876-7017



MIA HOSTS EXHIBIT BY HAITIAN-BORN MIAMI ARTIST EDOUARD DUVAL-CARRIÉ


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Memoire sans Histoire, a collection of recent works by Haitian-born Miami artist Edouard Duval-Carrié that chronicles the major events in Haiti’s past, is on display through May 15 at Miami International Airport’s Central Terminal Gallery (Concourse E, just past the security checkpoint).

Aside from his interest in Haiti’s history, Duval-Carrié’s work focuses on the exploration of new materials.  In contrast, for example, to the use of bronze as a characteristic material for sculpture, Duval-Carrié enjoys working with modern substances like resin and aluminum.

”Recurrent hurricanes ravage those islands more often than not and being on a continental fault line, earthquakes and volcanic activity create rude awakenings in the region as was seen recently on the island of Haiti,” says Duval-Carrié.  “What astounds me is the resilience of the people.  We know that we live a precarious life and as such we know that adversity is the rule.  Rather than succumb to despair and anguish, we keep a brave face and more often than not we would rather sing or as in my case paint!”

For more information regarding Memoire sans Histoire, contact the Miami-Dade Aviation Department Division of Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs at 305-876-0749.

Memoire sans Histoire, a collection of recent works by Haitian-born Miami artist Edouard Duval-Carrié


 

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