A More Fluid Atmosphere
A More Fluid Atmosphere, was published by Pomegranate Press in 2021, and represents my ongoing body of work about Miami, a city that exemplifies the country’s most acute cultural syncretism, severe economic inequalities, ostentatious commercial excesses, and precarious environmental state. My photographs present a vision of Miami distinct from its prevailing depiction in popular media as a sleek and glamorous playground. Concentrating on the city’s lesser-known industrial, residential, and commercial spaces. Documenting its multicultural realities and economic disparities made more apparent by gentrification. I plan to wheat-paste my photograph, “The Junkyard” onto my friend’s Real estate development company, “IMAIM”, located in Little Havana. This image of a mundane scene of waste emanates with a sense of spirituality, encouraging pedestrians to look twice. Wheat-pasting is a street level technique used often in advertising and activism, which serves this project well as it comments on the incessant commerciality prevalent today in all of our lives.
655 W Flagler St, Miami, FL
Rose Marie Cromwell was born in Seattle, WA. Received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and MFA from Syracuse University. Cromwell’s work explores the effects of globalization on the local and the tenuous space between the political and the spiritual. Her work has been exhibited at Aperture Foundation in NYC, Bienal del Sur in Panama, Filter Festival in Chicago, and Institute 183 in Kentucky among other locations with a forthcoming exhibit at The High Museum of Art (2024). Cromwell is a recipient of a Fulbright Grant, A Getty Reportage grant, and was a Light Work AIR, and is currently an AIR at Oolite Arts in Miami.