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Old Hero Song

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20101224224219-mfariascloverdale250
Cloverdale, Oregon, 2008 Photography
Old Hero Song

1337 Fourth Street
san rafael, CA 94901
January 5th, 2011 - February 8th, 2011
Opening: January 14th, 2011 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artworksdowntown.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Bay/Napa
EMAIL:  
info@artworksdowntown.org
PHONE:  
415.451.8119
OPEN HOURS:  
tues - sat 10am - 5pm; 10-8pm on the second Friday of each month as part of the 2nd Fridays Art Walk
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

OLD HERO SONG
January 5 - February 8
in the Underground Gallery
at Art Works Downtown

photography exhibit + book
by Miguel Farias
www.miguelfarias.com


RECEPTION + BOOK RELEASE:

Friday January 14 • 5-8pm
during 2nd Fridays Art Walk

 

This series of photographs is a visual meditation on the hero's path in traditional western mythology. As the legends go, a hero begins his / her journey by leaving home and, with it, the innocence of childhood. Overcoming the challenges discovered en route, the hero is transformed; returning home greater than when he / she departed. The stars were often guides along the way, signposts that gave direction there and back again. Frequently, as the fables grew with each re-telling, the constellations themselves became a record of the journey, and an inspiration for others to follow their own.


Miguel Farias earned his BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied with Jack Fulton, Linda Connor, Reagan Louie, Hank Wessel and Pirkle Jones. A San Francisco Bay Area native, his work is informed by the multicultural perspective of the region, particularly the aesthetics of the Pacific Rim. His photographs have been shown internationally and are in a number of private and corporate collections.