In-Between Worlds: Selections from the Studio Archives of Charo Oquet
January 25 - March 31, 2020
Documents the art practice and activities of Dominican-born, Miami based artist, curator, organizer, educator and gallery owner Charo Oquet. Her multidisciplinary art practice spans over thirty years, across three continents, and explores the intricate and underlying parameters of cultural migration, identity, and ritual traditions that encompass the socio-cultural landscape of the Dominican Republic. In-Between Worlds presents printed material including exhibition announcements, brochures, flyers, catalogs, publications and posters, video documentation, objects and materials from the artist’s studio.
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.