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Drifting Away/Rio Abajo

Friday Oct 14, 2016

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1600 St. Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: (877) 732-5977






Tony O’Brien

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A showcase of work honoring the victims of armed conflict between the government by Colombian visual artist Erika Diettes. Runs through 1/14/2017.

The Photography Department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design is proud to announce an exhibition at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts entitled Drifting Away/Rio Abajo, by Colombian visual artist Erika Diettes. Diettes’s work honors the victims of the armed conflict between the government, the guerillas (FARQ), and the drug lords that has claimed more than 250,000 lives in Colombia over the last 50 years––more than in any other country in Latin America. In this series images of artifacts of the disappeared––a shirt, a shoe, or a pair of eyeglasses––are photographed in water and then printed on huge plates of glass that are framed and placed on the ground, like large-scale tombstones. 

Erika Diettes is a Colombian visual artist and social anthropologist whose work focuses on the deeply personal yet universal effects of political violence and injustice. Her work is part of the permanent collection of major museums, including the Museo Nacional in Bogatá and Museo de Antioquia in Colombia, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It has been featured at the Fotofest Biennal, the Festival de la Luz in Buenos Aires, the Ballarat Foto Biennale in Australia, and in an exhibit at CENTER, Santa Fe, NM.

The exhibit, sponsored by SFUAD’s Artists for Positive Social Change Initiative, will be open to the public beginning on Friday, September 16, with a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Atrium Gallery in the Marion Center for Photographic Arts. 

Drifting Away/Rio Abajo 

Opening reception

Friday, September 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Atrium Gallery at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, N.M.

The exhibition can be viewed through January 14, 2017 weekdays between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. (Closed on holidays and weekends)