Hayfer Brea’s “Nothing To Say” – FotoSeptiembre – Opening Reception

Un Grito Gallery

September 3, 2021 7:00 pm - September 3, 2021 11:00 pm

Hayfer Brea’s “Nothing to Say” photographic installation will be showing at Un Grito Gallery as a featured event for Fotoseptiembre.
Presented by Verena Gaudy and Martín C. Rodriguez, Owners, Un Grito Gallery
1420 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210 – Blue Star Arts Complex
Opening receptions: Thursday, September 2, 2021, 7 – 11 pm, and Friday, September 3, 2021, 7 – 11 pm
Exhibit on display: September 2 – 18, 2021
Viewing hours: By appointment
Contact: Hayfer Brea hayferbrea@gmail.com | hayferbrea.blogspot.com
Free and open to the public

Hayfer Brea is a visual artist and researcher. He always goes beyond the conventional in his photographic exhibitions, including other media, such as found objects, installations, etc. Proposing other ways to visualize and present photographs.
Nothing To Say is a photographic investigation carried out between 2020 and 2021, in which Hayfer has documented a series of empty billboards in the city of San Antonio and its surroundings. The exhibit includes a selection of 42 photographic images, including instant film (Polaroid i-Type) and digital photos printed on paper. Also included are several sets of letterboards on which Hayfer arranged different photographs -Polaroids and small prints– and other framed images. He proposes a tautological game by presenting referents and signifiers at the same time –iconic photographs and factual boards– as an extra-artistic object. In other words, both the photographs of the empty billboards and the letterboards without letters show the same thing: the absence of a written message, without a slogan or advertising logo.
“Disused, abandoned and silent billboards are contemporary ruins that, in their silence, evoke the opulence of other times. Here the unsaid -what no longer sells or shows something- speaks to us of absence, loneliness, hopelessness.”