On Friday, September 18th, Jorge Sanchez (BFA ’13) will open a new solo exhibition at 6th Street Container. Areas That Are include Sanchez’s photographs that highlight South Florida’s rapid urban development.
Jorge Sanchez wrote the following statement to describe Areas That Are:
Urban development in South Florida is growing with ferocious velocity. This, unfortunately, has been extended to areas that are environmentally sensitive, which will have adverse impact. [T]housands of acres of vacant or unused land [are] within the county’s boundaries. I strenuously believe that our resources can be used in wiser and environmentally conscious ways. This can be achieved by rezoning more land from restricted commercial use, to mixed residential-commercial use; also, by lifting some existing arbitrary building height restrictions, and building more mixed-income developments. Other cities and counties around the country have successfully applied these solutions when faced with similar challenges. Many of the vacant lots are located in the northern district of The Greater Miami, which is the area traversed on my daily commute. Chronicling some of these spaces in this collection is my modest contribution to summon attention and garner viable, robust solutions. (Source)
Areas That Are by Jorge Sanchez opens on Friday, September 18th, 2015 with a reception at 6PM at 6th Street Container: 1155 (rear) SW 6th Street Miami, FL 33130.