The exhibit was inspired
by Victoria Navins August 2017 trip to Brazil, in which
she visited Manaus, the Amazon, Brasilia, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro
and Foz do Iguacu. The photographs reflect Navins enthusiasm
for the great natural beauty of Brazil and its colorful, historic
Gallery Reception Interview
Victoria Navin -- Copacabana Beach at Dusk, Rio de Janeiro
"A self-taught photographer, I am interested primarily
in landscape and natural phenomena. For inspiration, I usually
look to trees, rocks and boulders, bodies of water and roofscapes.
VIEWS OF BRAZIL offers 23 photographs from an August 2017
trip to Brazil, in which I visited Manaus, the Amazon, Brasilia,
Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguacu. I find inspiration
in the lines, planes, spaces, and texture in various natural
and man-made structures.
"I am also interested in monumental architecture as
well as the smaller details that define a location as unique,
such as doors, windows, balconies and streetscapes.
Victoria Navin -- Flooded Forest No.2, Amazon
"Currently a resident of New Haven, CT, I have also lived
in Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC and Madrid, Spain. I am a graduate
Albertus Magnus College and hold master's degrees from New York
University, Georgetown University and Pratt Institute.
"I am a retired librarian who enjoys travel, and have
recently visited Brazil, Portugal, Thailand, Laos, Panama and
I am the mother of two adult daughters not wanted by the FBI
and the grandmother of little Mila."
Victoria Navin -- Waterfalls with Rainbow,
Foz de Iguacu
Ms.Navin's previous exhibits include: BUILDING SITES: CREATIVE
VISIONS, Hagaman Memorial Library, July 2017;
GLIMPSES OF GUATEMALA, Hagaman Memorial Library, January 2017;
ABSTRACT REALITIES (Group Show), Connecticut Hospice, Branford,
CT, September 2016; ATLANTIC AND SOUTHESTERN ROCKS, New Haven
Free Public Library, April 2015; WONDERS OF PORTUGAL, New Haven
Free Public Library, April 2014, and TREES OF LIFE, Wallingford
Public Library, December 2013.. A self-taught photographer,
Navin lives in New Haven, CT where she enjoys volunteer work,
travel and the arts.