Miami artist Natalia Arias at Nohra Haime Gallery

From May 17th through June 17th, 2006An exhibition of seven photographs by Miami artist Natalia Arias on the theme of Venus will take place at the Nohra Haime Gallery from May 17th to June 17th, 2006. Raised in Colombia, she studied at the Savannah College of Art before relocating to Miami. This is her second solo exhibition at the Nohra Haime Gallery. In this new exhibition, Ms. Arias tackles the subject of female identity, representing the many facets of the roles and attributes that are assigned to the gender. “VENUS” “She rises in the East as the Morning Star. She sets in the West as the Evening Star. This duality has marked her since time began. She is all at once, life and death. She is the patroness of love and pleasure when she hangs over the warm hearth at night and the conjugal bond renews. She is the goddess of war in the morning when the blood thirsty and bold look skyward for courage in their rush to war. The cultures of all times, all places, have sought to possess her. The Babylonians, Aztecs, Sumerians, Mayans, Greeks and Romans claimed her, calling her their special names of power, Quetzalcoatl, Tcholban, Queen of Nineveh, Aphrodite and finally, according to the Romans, Venus. She is that elusive spirit that walks before and behind her supplicants, day and night, goading and seducing. Who is she truly then, that sumptuous thing that succors the needy, punishes the wicked, and feels not afraid to shine in the presence of the Sun and the Moon? Who is she then that captivates the sullen, conquers the beasts, inspires the hopeless and fills the deserving with the love sublime that rises above? Day and night, she is Venus. She is Woman…” Natalia Arias For more information, please call: 212.888.3550

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