Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas

Arenas y arenas y arenas

Juan Pablo Garza

Dimensions Variable Miami, Florida, USA 05/11/2019 – 08/01/2019

Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale

Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale

Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale

By exercising a methodology of work that consists of collecting, intervening, modifying and organizing objects Juan Pablo Garza would make a single installation piece that would take over the gallery walls. A sustained and creative speculation from and around objects. Entities wavering between truth and fiction that will respond to instincts and logic interchangeably. Juan Pablo Garza is interested in his relationship with his immediate environment and with a mode of production that studies the transformation of quotidian objects into expressive matter.

Juan Pablo Garza (b. Maracaibo, Venezuela.1980) currently lives and works in Miami. Garza’s work has been exhibited in countries like Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Canada, United States, Spain, Holland and Germany. His solo show Reforma del Ahora (Al Borde. Maracaibo, 2012) was published in Artforum as one of the best exhibitions of the year according to curator Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy. He was co-founder and co-director of the Contemporary Art Space Al Borde (2010-2014) in Maracaibo, which in 2012 won a grant from the Fundación Cisneros/CPPC within its program to support cultural organizations. Garza was selected to participate in the residency program Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, with a grant from the FundaciónCisneros/CPPC. Most recently has participated in Ox-Bow fall residency programand Bemis Center residency program. In 2018 Garza finish a two-year studio residency at Art Center South Florida.

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Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale

Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale

Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale

By exercising a methodology of work that consists of collecting, intervening, modifying and organizing objects Juan Pablo Garza would make a single installation piece that would take over the gallery walls. A sustained and creative speculation from and around objects. Entities wavering between truth and fiction that will respond to instincts and logic interchangeably. Juan Pablo Garza is interested in his relationship with his immediate environment and with a mode of production that studies the transformation of quotidian objects into expressive matter.

Juan Pablo Garza (b. Maracaibo, Venezuela.1980) currently lives and works in Miami. Garza’s work has been exhibited in countries like Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Canada, United States, Spain, Holland and Germany. His solo show Reforma del Ahora (Al Borde. Maracaibo, 2012) was published in Artforum as one of the best exhibitions of the year according to curator Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy. He was co-founder and co-director of the Contemporary Art Space Al Borde (2010-2014) in Maracaibo, which in 2012 won a grant from the Fundación Cisneros/CPPC within its program to support cultural organizations. Garza was selected to participate in the residency program Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, with a grant from the FundaciónCisneros/CPPC. Most recently has participated in Ox-Bow fall residency programand Bemis Center residency program. In 2018 Garza finish a two-year studio residency at Art Center South Florida.

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