Exhibit: Yolanda Sanchez: All the Light We Cannot See
September 8 - November 12
The Deering Estate is proud to present Yolanda Sánchez: All the Light We Cannot See curated by Adriana Herrera. The exhibition will be on display daily, Sep. 8, 2023 – Nov. 12, 2023, 10AM – 4PM in the Deering Estate Great Hall Gallery.
Herrera describes “this is as the first solo exhibition devoted to Sánchez’ fiber art, a fusion and transformation of the textile legacies of the east and the west, a longstanding inquiry into the relationship between perception and color, also developed in her abstract painting. The exhibition consists of a site-specific, large-scale textile installation, a harmonic interactive experience of light and color, and two complementary works integrating ritual elements related to landscape as a way of seeing. Sánchez’ art links and alters a conduit for ancient cultural practices in order to construct her own language – a language that alludes to the beauty of nature, while at the same time placing us before the threshold of the invisible – at once, a passage into the spiritual universe which belongs to each one of us.”
The exhibition will include a printed catalog with essays written in English and Spanish by Yolanda Sánchez and Adriana Herrera.
COST: Included with General Admission, $15 for adults (ages 15+) and $7 for children (ages 4-14). Admission is free for Deering Estate Foundation Members and children under 4 years old. Non-Members can choose their date of visit / purchase General Admission tickets online here (choose your visit date between Sep. 8, 2023 – Nov. 12, 2023). Members do not need to reserve to view exhibit; please show your membership card at the Ticket Booth on the day of your visit, 10am-4pm. Become a Member today!
About the Artist
Born in Havana, Cuba, Yolanda Sánchez immigrated to the United States in February 1960. She obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and has practiced and taught psychology at the graduate level for over 30 years. In her mid- thirties, Dr. Sánchez returned to school, obtaining a BFA and subsequently, an MFA from Yale University in painting. She is a Fulbright scholar, completing her fellowship as a painter in Spain for one year. Recently, she was a Visiting Scholar & Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. She has received numerous awards including in 2023, an Artist Access Grant from the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs to support a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico. Sánchez has taught at Florida International University, the University of Miami, Nova University and Yale University. Currently, Dr. Sánchez is a full-time working artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally in numerous venues. In New York, she is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. She is also a curator and writer, and formerly Director of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at Miami International Airport, a position she held for 21 years. For more information please visit https://www.yolandasanchezstudio.com/.
About the Curator
Adriana Herrera earned her P.h.D. with an interdisciplinary dissertation in the fields of Literature and Art, proposing the concept of “Extreme Fiction” as derived from a particular way of its relation that ultimately filters reality. Her curatorial vision searches for the connection between the intimacy and the collective, the personal and the social realms, and the interest for the need and possibilities of imagination. She served as an art critic for El Nuevo Herald, worked as an editor advisor with Arte al Día International Magazine, and written for several other international art publications. In 2011, with Willy Castellanos she created Aluna Art Foundation, as an alternative art space which the aims to promote the dialogue among local and international artistic practices and explore unreeled practices in Miami. Since its founding, Aluna Curatorial Collective has curated, organized and/or produced more than 30 exhibitions that were hosted at Aluna’s space or in different galleries and museums in Miami, Siberia and Monaco. For more information please visit http://www.alunartfoundation.com/.
Additionally, an Artist Talk between Yolanda Sánchez and Adriana Herrera will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3 pm.
Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.