A Room Is Made Up Of Other Spaces

    PROXYCO is pleased to present A Room is Made Up of Other Spaces, an exhibition with works by Ana Elena Garuz, Veronica Lehner, and Fabiola Menchelli, and curated by Daniel Garza Usabiaga. The work of these artists constantly addresses the notion of space or engages with specific spatial situations for their production and presentation. Although working in different media – installation, painting, sculpture or photography – they privilege non-figurative and constructivist solutions and share, among other things, an interest in color and other pictorial concerns that can be tied to the legacy of monochrome painting and geometric abstraction. For this exhibition, they actively participated in different ways in its articulation and final arrangement. Having the architecture of PROXYCO as the starting point, the presence of their artworks creates a complex spatial scene and establishes a new set of situational relations.

    Lehner’s work, produced for this exhibition, takes as its departing point the architecture of the gallery. One section of the window’s façade seems to unfold toward the inside through a solution that gathers architectonic, sculptural and pictorial concerns. Ana Elena Garuz’s wall pieces highlights the presence of a constructive material and explores it as a plastic surface. Her work presents a study in line and materiality, and its relation with architecture, by alluding to the presence of a quotidian object: blue tape. Through multiple exposures and different constructivist solutions, Menchelli creates abstract compositions that seek to trace, translate, balance and expand the space within the frame in a simple gesture. As such, these interventions refuse to conceptualize space as a passive receptacle. Instead, their works deal with its transformation. It is space as a moment of change, a passage from one configuration to another.

    -Daniel Garza Usabiaga

  • Bajo el Sol Azul

    Fabiola Menchelli
    Bajo el Sol Azul
    07.OCT – 16.DEC 2017
    Sábado 10 de Noviembre 7 – 9pm

    Melchor Ocampo 154,
    San Rafael, 06470
    Ciudad de México, CDMX
    +52 (55) 5256-5533 |

    Bajo el Sol Azul reúne una nueva serie de cianotipos, obras que Fabiola Menchelli comenzó durante su residencia en Casa Wabi, en Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, en 2015, y que finalizó durante su estancia como artista visitante en la Universidad de Cincinnati entre 2016 y 2017.

    La práctica de Menchelli es fundamentalmente fotográfica, pero se enfrenta constantemente a los límites de la fotografía, generando diálogos inesperados con otras disciplinas artísticas. Bajo el Sol Azul revela la sutil revolución que se produce a través de la contemplación profunda.

    Estos nuevos cianotipos toman como punto de partida el observatorio astronómico de Casa Wabi, creado por el arquitecto japonés Tadao Ando, y traducen sus curvas orgánicas en luminosas exposiciones azules, reconectando la estructura de concreto con el cielo que fue diseñado para observar.


  • Don Julio Salón Young Collectors

    Inauguración Viernes 10 de Noviembre del 2017, 7:00 PM. 
    Viena #10, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.

    Develado de la pieza de Fabiola Menchelli para Tequila Don Julio 1942 durante la inauguración del Salón Young Collectors de Gallery Weekend CDMX 2017.

    La obra de Fabiola Menchelli investiga los límites de la fotografía a través del lenguaje de la abstracción. Para esta pieza, la botella de Don Julio 1942 fue utilizada para crear un fotograma, es decir, una imagen fotográfica obtenida sin hacer uso de ninguna cámara. Éste se obtiene al colocar el objeto sobre una superficie fotosensible —por ejemplo, una película o papel fotográfico— y posteriormente exponiéndolo a la luz directa en el cuarto obscuro.

    La obra se vale del medio fotográfico para representar la botella de Don Julio 1942 e insinuarla de forma sutil al hacer visible el interior de la botella como una radiografía, provocando así la inversión de la imagen implicada en el proceso fotográfico. Utilizando la luz como materia prima, el trabajo explora la esencia de la fotografía y se vale de procesos creativos para evidenciar la materialidad que tiene una imagen y explorar la fotografía como espacio poético.

  • Paper Works 2017

    11 & 12 de noviembre de 2017
    Museo Tamayo, Ciudad de México.

    CONSTRUCTIONS Fabiola Menchelli
    Domingo 12 de noviembre a las 14:00 hrs.

    Fabiola Menchelli presenta su libro de artista Construcciones diseñado por Priscila Vanneuville en PaperWorks. La presentación del libro se llevará acabo el domingo 12 de noviembre a las 14:00 hrs.

    PaperWorks 2017: Conoce el programa de actividades – Revista Codigo

  • Material Art Fair

    Material Art Fair 2017

  • Obrera Centro

    Obrera Centro Anniversary
    Sábado 4 de Febrero, 2017
    Isabela Católica 144, Colonia Centro
    Ciudad de Mexico

  • XII Bienal FEMSA

    Centro de las Artes, Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, Nuevo León
    13 de Octubre 2016 – 26 de febrero de 2017

  • DAAP Artist Lecture

  • Beyond Zero

    Almanaque fotográfica
    Inauguración Jueves 2 de Junio, 2016 19:00 h.
    Colima 101 A, Roma Norte,
    Ciudad de México


  • Divisions

    Miércoles 4 de Mayo, 2016
    7:30pm 8:30pm
    136 West 22nd Street New York, NY

    In this polarizing election year, we are faced with many Divisions. Divisions among political beliefs—Democrats versus Republicans, of course—but also Divisions and sub-Divisions within the ideological hearts of the parties: outsiders versus the establishment, grass roots versus business class, idealists versus pragmatists, and so on. Additionally, Divisions between political and gendered identities: class, race, sexuality, citizenship, and access. You can’t use the bathroom here.


    We move within spatial, geographic and gerrymandered Divisions: supra-national agreements, alignments, and competitions; red states versus blue states; urban centers versus suburbs; gentrification versus preservation. Even the building of actual physical walls of Division is being debated. I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.


    Internal conflict. Divisions are also feeling torn between opposite decisions, to feel in disagreement or at odds with oneself. Morals and ethical beliefs are upheld, challenged, or trespassed. What happens at Skowhegan stays at Skowhegan.


    Divisions need not be purely political or so conflicted. It can also be neutral, calculable: The exactitude of finding how many times one number can be divided by another. Or how Divisions and multiplications can move from a familiar picnic scene to a survey of the entire universe before contracting inwardly to reveal an inner cellular and molecular world. Charles and Ray Eames film, “Powers of Ten”.


    Further on this molecular level, Divisions can relate to the splitting of a cell, or mitosis. One made into multiple as a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. The human body experiences 10 quadrillion cellular divisions within a lifetime.


    Divisions are also the taxonomic categorizations for levels of classifications: departments, branches, wings, sectors, or subsections. They can be either narrow or broad in scope. The Skowhegan Alliance is pleased to present DIVISIONS. Comprised of 17 Skowhegan alumni, which can be divided into the following years of participation: 1974, 1976, 1990, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

    This particular screening will be further divided physically and experientially with videos screened on both levels of the Skowhegan office.