The CAMP Gallery is pleased to present Ipsis Litteris, a new solo exhibition featuring works from collage artist Silvana Soriano.
Soriano takes the medium of visual art and transcends language in her representations of idioms, metaphors, sayings and stories by presenting them as literal as can be, playing with the mixtures of cultures and narratives given through words.
The exhibition Ipsis Literris, as Soriano has given name to the series, translates to “word for word,” as a play on the pieces’ quite literal portrayal of their meaning. This portrayal carries through in pieces like Wear Another Shoes, named for the English phrase “to put yourself in someone else’s shoes'' displayed in the literal sense via its humorous imagery, until the realization that even the character is pondering how they feel about the shoes in their show of emotion. The thought that even the character themself debates this gendered contraction between the heels and shoes brings forth yet another layer to the discussion, from what normally seems as light-hearted a piece as the next.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Silvana Soriano is a visual artist currently based in Miami, Florida. Soriano has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Brazil, Spain, France, USA and Cuba since 1984, including having her work featured at Pinta Miami Art Fair. She has also illustrated several books, spanning from children’s literature to poetry. Soriano graduated with a BFA in Art History and Art Education from Bennett University. She furthered her studies at the esteemed School of Visual Arts, in Brazil. Soriano has been an educator for over two decades, at public schools, non-profits, and universities.