Rome’s Fabiano Parisi is a photographic flâneur whose poetic images of abandoned urban locations — haunting landscapes that verge toward the surreal — evoke a mysterious air of anticipation.
In 2007, the artist began traveling the globe, snapping photographs in countries such as Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, and the United States. Parisi was seeking to recapture the grandeur of a fading world and long-ago popular spots now bereft of the humanity that once flocked to them.
The results of his peripatetic wanderings in concrete wastelands are on view as part of “The Empire of Light” at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami) beginning at 7 p.m. this Saturday during the free Second Saturday Art Walk.
In addition, Lowenstein is presenting “Tend To,” by Brooklyn-based artist Sterz, whose equally atmospheric video installations riff on the existential human condition and themes as disparate as the passage of time, sex, joy, despair, love, and disease. Call 305-576-1804 or visit dlfinearts.com.
At the Dina Mitrani Gallery (2620 NW Second Ave., Miami), Japan’s Kanako Sasaki is also showcasing an arresting series of photographs bereft of people but inspired by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked her homeland in 2011.
“Kanako Sasaki: Illuminations” also features a video work that, like her photos, conveys the emotional loss suffered in the wake of the natural disasters and portrays the symbolic memories of the places and things tragically washed away. Call 786-486-7248 or visit dinamitranigallery.com.
Sat., April 13, 7 p.m., 2013