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Unborn: Photography by Erika Cespedes

Art Reception

2019-04-08 19:00:00 2019-04-08 20:30:00 America/Denver Unborn: Photography by Erika Cespedes Main Library

Monday, April 08
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-08 19:00:00 2019-04-08 20:30:00 America/Denver Unborn: Photography by Erika Cespedes Photography by Erika Cespedes Exhibit runs from Apr 7 - May 16 Main Library

Main Library

Lower Urban Room

Photography by Erika Cespedes Exhibit runs from Apr 7 - May 16

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Unborn” is centered on memories of the past and allowing oneself to heal. Raw and painful moments of verbal and emotional abuse wilt into distant memories.

The recovery stages become more eminent as the series narrative evolves, allowing the wounds to be revealed and the healing process to begin. The photographs are a therapeutic journey, bringing closure through self-portraiture. The creation of this work allowed me to deeply explore areas within me and understand that I cannot divide myself in fragments: artist, mother, and woman; finally accepting all roles to live in harmony within.

ARTIST BIO

Ever since Erika can remember her passion has been art, she carried a small toy camera everywhere she went. During her years at the British School of Costa Rica, she was involved in art projects and small 3D installations throughout the school. Her first formal photography class was in high school after moving from Costa Rica to Florida. After graduation, she attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where she obtained an Associates of Science degree in commercial photography and graduated with “Best Portfolio.” Erika relocated to Illinois where she enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago in order to complete her bachelor’s degree. During this time, her work transitioned from commercial to fine art photography, allowing her to have a much deeper and more personal connection with her photographic career. Fine art photography allowed her to explore her subconscious, and to create meaningful imagery. During her years in Chicago, Erika exhibited work in local art galleries; she was commissioned several times by Pearson Publishing to create images for their culinary books which allowed her to collaborate with award-winning chefs, sommeliers, and writers.

Erika and her son relocated to West Palm Beach, FL in 2014. She was immediately hired as a teaching artist for the Norton Museum of Art and in 2015 she became part of the photography department at the prestigious Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts as an Artist in Residence, while finalizing her Master’s degree in Fine Art Photography at the Academy of Art University. She relocated to Salt Lake City in 2017, where she continues to exhibit work nationwide, helps with program management at a local non-profit and teaches photography at one of Utah’s universities while raising her son along with her partner. Erika is currently represented by UPA Gallery located in Tampa, FL.

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Exhibits   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
Mon, Aug 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Wed, Aug 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

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Level 4 Conference Room

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Fireplace Level 4

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Story Room

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Tue, Sep 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Tinker Lab

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Creative Lab

Wed, Sep 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

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Creative Lab

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Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Sep 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

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The Plot Community Garden

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Fri, Sep 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

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Creative Lab
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Sat, Sep 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Sep 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

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Auditorium

Mon, Sep 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Mon, Sep 09, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

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Tue, Sep 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Sep 11, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wed, Sep 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

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Creative Lab
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Rooftop Terrace

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Story Room

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The Plot Community Garden

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Story Room

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Story Room

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Canteena

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Auditorium

Mon, Sep 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

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Level 2 Conference Room

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Creative Lab
Registration opens Monday, September 2 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Sep 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, September 3 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Sep 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, September 4 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 18, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

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The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Sep 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

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Creative Lab
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