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Solo Exhibition of Works by Carolina Rodriguez Baptista

June 27 – July 27, 2013

Opening Reception: June 27, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Porter Contemporary is pleased to announce Contemplando, a solo exhibition highlighting the works of Carolina Rodriguez Baptista opening with an artist reception on June 27, 6:30 8:30 PM and continuing through July 27, 2013.

For Baptista’s debut solo exhibition at Porter Contemporary, she will focus on what she does best—intimate bronze sculptures of women with thought provoking expressions and poses. With both freestanding and wall sculptures along with a few select paintings, Baptista’s work creates a meditative and reflective environment.

“Baptista seems to find that moment of perfect contemplation in her figures that either make you smile fondly, weep quietly or burst into dance. You may even want to do all three,” says the director of Porter Contemporary, Jessica L. Porter.

The discovery of bronze led to tools, weapons and armor. Lead by the forces of her medium Baptista follows the motion and hardiness of the material directed by her own sense of self, femininity and strength. Baptista works through the harshness of the bronze to unearth feminine curves, tenacity and moments of self-satisfaction creating figures of action, gentleness and contemplation.