8 PM – Midnight
SEE THE SHOW ONLINE
CLOSES Saturday, March 4th, 2006
is the owner of Icebox, he began email exchanges with Gonzalo after
the photographer approached the gallery with his work. “I was
taken with this work right away. I think it is direct, respectful and
honest. Gonzalo captures the sublime beauty of water in an endless variety
of ways and forms. I loved seeing his work on the computer monitor,
but now I have the prints in hand and they are opulent.”
“The process of designing an exhibition with a photographer living
away has been a wonderful experience. (Santiago, Chile.) Gonzalo and
I have become friends through our many email conversations. He is multi
- talented and a gentleman. One of many extraordinary things is the
virtual exhibit that he created. After we discussed the show Gonzalo
went to work creating a virtual gallery. He has outstanding computer
skills that allowed him to recreate the Icebox Gallery without ever
even seeing it! I became his eyes here in Minneapolis. I took some pictures
measured the gallery and sent him the wall colors over the Internet.
Together we laid out the show and that is how it will look in the real
world. This animation by itself is amazing, now seeing the show will
seem like deja vu.” - H.C.
G.C. continues…“Late 1955 my eyes opened in to this world.
Since then, I have learned from the masters. It was my love of the artwork
by Vincent Van Gogh and Ansel Adams that forged my technique and have
developed my own color version, specially related to water. Lately,
using technology, I have entered the grounds of the Sabattier Effect,
using my own photographs and generating a solarized digital version.”
“My favorite places are National Parks, where I capture the images
on 2 1/4” film (slides/B&W). After processing, all my work
is digitalized at a very high resolution for cleaning, conservation
and processing purposes, I do not change or correct the contents of
“When I capture the images, all my senses are at work, enjoying
every moment. To view the finished work, I replace sounds and aromas
with Rock music (maybe: ELP, Yes, Pink Floyd or Spock’s Beard)
and a glass of red wine.” -G.C.
Contreras del Solar’s List of Past Exhibits
1984 Göette Institute. Theme: Water [Bolivia].
1996 Instituto Chileno Norteamericano. Title: AGUA (Water) [Chile].
2001 Corporación Cultural de Las Condes. Title: ES SOLO AGUA
(It’s only Walter) [Chile]. 2003 Corporación Cultural
de Las Condes. Title: Aguas a Secas (Water as is) [Chile].
2004 Galería M2. Theme: Mi Playa (My Beach) [Chile].
2004 Inter-American Development Bank. Theme: Digital Photography [USA].
2004 Centro Integral [Argentina].
2004 Marziart Internationale Galerie. Theme: Water in Blue [Germany].
2004 Watermark Fine Arts Photographs & Books. Theme: Water [USA].
2004 FotoAmerica 2004 Edificio Huidobro. Theme: Waters of the World
2004 FotoAmerica 2004 Plaza Oeste. Theme: Near Waters [Chile].
2005 Watermark Fine Arts Photographs & Books. Anniversary [USA]
2006 ICEBOX GALLERY, Solo Exhibit, Minneapolis, Minnesota [USA]