MAY 14 - JUNE 25, 2011
RECEPTION MAY 14, 2011, 7 - 10 PM
171 NE 38th Street, Design District, Miami, Florida 33137
I think he restrains himself from doing too much. In fact, he makes a painting in short time, as a result, creating a process which deliberately demystifies his work. You feel as though his paintings are the product of casualty. They roughly show a natural sense of coherence. At the same time they represent an untenable position and come across as a mobilization towards a different agency of understanding themselves. They convey an incompatibility with the sense of completeness; a dynamic dilemma of what was made and what ends up being.
Marcos’ paintings have an innate capacity of showing no fear of change. You feel vigorous near them. The works themselves look bold and adventurous. These paintings are simple and unconcerned. It is like he wants to remove the existence of the artist in his work. It navigates from system to system with a sense of acceptance. I guess if I could make total sense of what he does, I would probably find his work less interesting.
- Odalis Valdivieso
Marcos Valella lives and works in Miami. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Florida International University, Miami, FL. He is the recipient of Here and There, Bass Museum of Art Grant and Mildred Pelzer Lynch Fellowship. Marcos Valella’s work is included in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in such exhibitions as Series 4, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL, New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, Paintings and Palettes, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL, Present, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, FL, Painting’s Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, TIME+TEMP: Surveying of the Shifting Climate of Current Painting in South Florida, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, To be here, 801 Projects, Miami, FL, Identifying Heart, ABW Gallery, Iowa City, IA, The Group Show, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild, CA, and Pause, Blackbird Space, San Francisco, CA.
About Dimensions Variable
Dimensions Variable is an exhibition space in the Miami Design District interested in innovative new projects. Our intent is to feature exhibitions by individual artists and collaboratives. Rather than showcasing group or solo exhibitions in the usual format, we are interested in exhibitions that address our space specifically and produce one cohesive project. Dimensions Variable aspires to provide a forum for the introduction of unfamiliar, complex, collaborative and multidisciplinary practices to a Miami audience. Dimensions Variable is currently run jointly by Adler Guerrier, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Frances Trombly.