Brazilian artist Antonio Lennert is a man of the world. Well-traveled, well-educated and with a deep understanding of the human condition, Antonio seeks to share his unique perspective through a new exhibit entitled: This World.
Currently based out of Dallas, Texas, Antonio’s This World provides us the opportunity to share in the vast collection of adventures and stories he has collected through his trans-hemispheric travels. His unique perspective on the human condition seeks to educate and celebrate the diversity amongst us rather than communicating the idea that we’re all “the same”.
Lennert’s message couldn’t be more timely. In a world struggling through a quagmire of issues that spawn from the differences amongst us, this celebration of diversity affords us the opportunity to realize that it is our differences that make us strong and unique. Our humanism makes us equals, but respecting our diversity is what makes us strong.
Whether fleeting and impulsive, or meticulously composed, Lennert’s shots communicate his view that there is no single absolute truth. Rather, he approaches the myriad cultures and places he has visited with a distinct and liberal point of view- seeking out the differences, the diversity and that which makes each location and culture distinct. This World is a celebration of global individuality through the eyes of a world traveler who believes deeply that the strength of humanity lies in the fact that we aren’t all the same.
The boulevard of broken dreams, pictured above is one of my favorites from the exhibit. This World can be seen in person at Uptown Players and KD Studio Theatre located at 2600 N. Stemmons Fwy #180 in Dallas, Texas. In addition, an online virtual version will also be available. The show opens today, April 03, 2009.
A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to Uptown Players in recognition of their continued community work. An additional portion will be donated to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.