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Alberto Sisso is a car lover. He loves to drive thousands of miles on the road. As everybody knows, a road trip is ripe with possibilities to connect with other landscapes, other people, and other cultures. Even our next short stop can be a source of discoveries and new personal experiences. Artmedia Gallery is pleased to present Alberto Sisso's exhibition, Moving through Time, a series he composed by going on the road with his camera, his soul, and his imagination.

Barns are an intrinsic part of the American rural landscape, making them a frequent subject of photographs. Legions of tourists have taken and saved snapshots of barns when traveling throughout the country. Sisso's pictures of them are different from this massive amount of vernacular imagery. Not only because he has the trained eye that allows him to find the optimum aesthetic and meaningful angle of the building, as he does. Nor because he possesses the technical skills to make an accurate representation that challenges human perception, even though it is an important characteristic of his images. The essential aspect of this body of work is that, in its final form, Sisso goes beyond the immediate visual impact to propose a meditation on life and time.

Alberto Sisso has placed his camera in front of old and dilapidated barns, small, deteriorated objects, or squalid vegetation. Jumping from the panoramic shot to the close-up or medium shot, he has recorded the signs of the rural world he has been exploring. In Moving through Time, he presents two groups of photographs intermixed to create new, unforeseen relationships among them. His melancholic and inquisitive vision is a metaphorical approach that combines, without friction, straight and experimental photography.

About the artist

Alberto Sisso lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a teenager, he had his first loving contact with photography. In 1974, he received a scholarship to study photography. He was a member of the Foto Club Caracas during the 1970a and 1980s. From 2017 to the present, he has participated in many group exhibitions in institutions such as the South Carolina Center for Photography and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa. His photographic work is part of private and institutional collections.

About the curator

José Antonio Navarrete lives and works in Miami, FL. He is a critic, researcher, and independent curator of art and visual culture. He is in charge of the ArtMedia curatorial program and has recently participated in several international projects as a curator or writer contributor.

About the gallery

Artmedia Gallery was founded in 2012. With a location in Little River, Miami, Florida, the gallery has the mission to exhibit and promote contemporary art based on photography and video practices. One of the gallery’s central objectives is to explore the vast possibilities of the expanded notion of art through media technology.