Hope & Reality
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION FOR HOPE & REALITY
A collaboration of Tony Chirinos and Baker
The peace of mind in knowing, or at least thinking there is an afterlife and it’s all guaranteed, or so you think. Showing loyalty to your saints or gods. The Hope: that this loyalty will grant you an eternal afterlife of happiness. The truth is death does not discriminate. The Reality: death is the only guarantee we have in life, we all have to go sometime.
Tony Chirinos received a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University. Trained as a Bio-medical photographer in 1985 at Miami Children’s Hospital and in 1989, he created the Medical photography department at Baptist Health Systems. Chirinos is a fellow of the South Florida Cultural Consortium. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has participated in the III Bronx Latin American Art Biennial. His series Cocks was featured in www.finitefoto.com Issue seventeen: Vice. Chirinos was among 100 photographers that participated in Review Santa Fe 2012. His work is in the collections of Candela Collection, CPW, Light Work, Photographic Center Northwest, Enfoco, and Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Baker was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has been photographing for the past 11 years. When Baker is not taking care of the darkrooms at Miami Dade College, Kendall campus or grooming dogs, you can find him skateboarding, playing drums, drawing or hosting his monthly special on Jolt radio called The Pepe Timbales Show.