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PROXYCO


A Room is Made Up of Other Spaces
PROXYCO Gallery
Opening May 12th, 2018

Works by Ana Elena Garuz, Veronica Lehner, and Fabiola Menchelli
Curated by Daniel Garza Usabiaga

168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

PROXYCO


A Room is Made Up of Other Spaces
PROXYCO Gallery
Opening May 12th, 2018

Works by Ana Elena Garuz, Veronica Lehner, and Fabiola Menchelli
Curated by Daniel Garza Usabiaga

168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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

Bajo el Sol Azul


Fabiola Menchelli
Bajo el Sol Azul
BWSMX, Mexico City
07.OCT – 16.DEC 2017
Cocktail GWCDMX:
Friday November 10th, 7 – 10 pm

Bajo el Sol Azul


Fabiola Menchelli
Bajo el Sol Azul
BWSMX, Mexico City
07.OCT – 16.DEC 2017
Cocktail GWCDMX:
Friday November 10th, 7 – 10 pm

Fabiola Menchelli
Bajo el Sol Azul
07.OCT – 16.DEC 2017
COCKTAILS GALLERY WEEKEND
Friday November 10th, 7 – 10 pm

BWSMX
Melchor Ocampo 154,
San Rafael, 06470
Ciudad de México, CDMX
+52 (55) 5256-5533 | info@bws.mx

Bajo el Sol Azul presents a series of new cyanotypes created during Menchelli’s 2015 residency at Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, in 2015, and then developed at the University of Cincinnati, where Menchelli was a Visiting Artist from 2016-17.

Menchelli’s practice is fundamentally a photographic one but constantly pushes the limits of photography, creating unexpected dialogues with other artistic disciplines. Bajo el Sol Azul reveals the poetics of observation and the subtle revolution that occurs through profound contemplation.

These new cyanotypes take the Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s observatory at Casa Wabi and translate its organic curves into luminous exposures of blue, reconnecting the concrete structure to the sky it was designed to observe.
 
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Don Julio Young Collectors Salon

Don Julio Young Collectors Salon


Fabiola Menchelli for Don Julio
Opening Friday November 10, 7 PM. 
Viena #10, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.

Don Julio Young Collectors Salon


Fabiola Menchelli for Don Julio
Opening Friday November 10, 7 PM. 
Viena #10, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.

Opening Friday November 10, 2017, 7:00 PM. 
Viena #10, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.

Please join us for the opening of Gallery Weekend’s Young Collectors Salon to unveil a commissioned piece from Fabiola Menchelli for Tequila Don Julio 1942.

Fabiola Menchelli’s work investigates the limits of photography through the language of abstraction. For this commission a bottle of Don Julio 1942 was used to create a photogram, that is, a photographic image obtained without the use of a camera. This is obtained by placing the object on a photosensitive surface – for example, a film or photographic paper – and then exposing it to direct light in the darkroom.

The work uses the photographic medium to represent the bottle of Don Julio 1942 and insinuate it in a subtle way by making the inside of the bottle visible like an X-ray, thus causing the inversion of the image involved in the photographic process. Using light as raw material, the work explores the essence of photography and uses creative processes to demonstrate the materiality of an image and explore photography as a poetic space.
 

Paper Works 2017

Paper Works 2017


ARTIST BOOK EXHIBITION 
November 10 – 12 , 2017
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Paper Works 2017


ARTIST BOOK EXHIBITION 
November 10 – 12 , 2017
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

ART BOOK FAIR
ARTIST BOOK EXHIBITION 
November 11 & 12 , 2017
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.

CONSTRUCTIONS Fabiola Menchelli
Sunday November 12th 14:00 hrs.

Presenting Constructions Fabiola Menchelli’s  artist book designed by Priscila Vanneuville at PaperWorks Artist Books Exhibition. The book presentation is Sunday November 12th 14:00 hrs. Please come by and say hello.

PaperWorks 2017: Conoce el programa de actividades – Revista Codigo

Material Art Fair

Material Art Fair


Yautepec Gallery
9 – 12 Feb 2017
Expo Reforma
Mexico City

Material Art Fair


Yautepec Gallery
9 – 12 Feb 2017
Expo Reforma
Mexico City

Material Art Fair 2017

Obrera Centro

Obrera Centro


SUPERPUESTOS
Obrera Centro Anniversary
Sábado 4 de Febrero, 2017
Isabela Católica 144, Colonia Centro
CDMX

Obrera Centro


SUPERPUESTOS
Obrera Centro Anniversary
Sábado 4 de Febrero, 2017
Isabela Católica 144, Colonia Centro
CDMX

SUPERPUESTOS
Obrera Centro Anniversary
Saturday Feb 4th, 2017
Isabela Católica 144, Colonia Centro
Mexico City

XII Bienal FEMSA

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

DAAP Artist Lecture

DAAP Artist Lecture


Fabiola Menchelli
October 11, 2016
DAAP School of Art
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

DAAP Artist Lecture


Fabiola Menchelli
October 11, 2016
DAAP School of Art
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Beyond Zero

Beyond Zero


Almanaque fotográfica
Opening Thursday June 2 @ 19:00 h.
Colima 101, Col. Roma, México City

Beyond Zero


Almanaque fotográfica
Opening Thursday June 2 @ 19:00 h.
Colima 101, Col. Roma, México City

Almanaque fotográfica
Opening Thursday June 2nd 19:00 h.
Colima 101 A, Roma Norte,
México City
www.almanaquefotografica.com/

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Divisions

Divisions


Skowhegan NY
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:30pm 8:30pm
136 West 22nd Street New York, NY

Divisions


Skowhegan NY
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:30pm 8:30pm
136 West 22nd Street New York, NY

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:30pm 8:30pm
136 West 22nd Street New York, NY
www.skowheganart.org

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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.
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