Save As

September 28 — December 30, 2019

is a group exhibition that examines the artists' archive as a site where cultural memories converge and are constructed. In recognition of Dimensions Variable's (DV) ten year anniversary, Save As will present a selection of records from DV's organizational archives alongside the individual studio archives of artists who have participated in exhibitions from the past to the present. All of the items in Save As - objects, ephemera, artwork, records, photographs, videos, flyers, and brochures - speak to the relational aspect of archives. In artist-run spaces, singular narratives become plural. As the title suggests, there are numerous possibilities inherent in the archive. Save As repositions the archive as a dynamic site where meaning is layered, constantly in flux and re-interpreted as each participant has their own reading of what these possibilities could be.

Cara Despain: Unearthing Process & Research on the Anthropocene 

May 11 - Sept 4, 2019

Unearthing Process & Research on the Anthropocene  underscores the importance of field work, source material and research in art production and highlights the ambiguous relationship that exists between artwork and documentation. Despain's work interrogates the narratives and symbols surrounding industrialization, climate change, frontier expansion & land settlements.

Selections from the Karen Rifas Papers: Defining Space

May 11 - Sept 4, 2019

Defining Space includes exhibitions cards, brochures, catalogs, ephemera and other materials from Rifas’ work and life in the South Florida area that span over thirty years. The selections provide an insight both into the artist's experimentation with materiality and process but also offer a critical glimpse into the art activity of Miami's private and public cultural institutions.