Turn-Based Press and Florida International University present an exhibition showcasing FIU’s MFA candidates.
AdrienneRose Gionta, Andrew Horton, ARG + Yasmin Collaborative, Gardner Cole Miller, Ivan Santiago, Joe Locke, Kristin O’Neill, Nick Gilmore, Yasmin Khalaf
“It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.”
John Locke – An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Change offers the false promise of progress but is rarely an upward trajectory. The landscape is one situation built upon another and the division of both becomes blurred. Place is as much a location as it is a duration. Through various practices this group of artists tries to grasp at an ever-changing present and find the conflicts that occur where a new situation begins to overtake the old. This exhibition will examine the spaces created in this flux, what is lost, and what it is to try to create something solid in a place where the ground is always shifting. The intention is neither to be a memorial to a lost place or a monument to progress, but an attempt to fathom the possibilities of place.
The works featured in Turn-Based Press, complementary to the collaborative installation in Dimensions Variable, focus on concrete compositions and abstract conceptions of place and space. Through a diverse range of processes including painting, printing, sewing, and digital media these artists reproduce and reimagine the various locales and environments suggested by the images and materials central to each work. Tensions between familiar places and unknowable spaces arise in the photographic urban cityscapes of Ivan Santiago as well as the collaboration between Yasmin Khalaf and AdrienneRose Gionta whose uncanny domestic interiors are imagined and explored through painting and digital reproduction. Zines by Joe Locke “highlight the affect of place” through the obsolescence of photocopy reproduction. Nick Gilmore’s abstract landscapes destabilize the conventional process of printmaking by thrusting the paper’s two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional space. Gardner Cole Miller’s work in fiber and tarpaulin subvert the traditional, repetitive process of quilting while drawing material inspiration from the historic narratives associated with the places they inhabit.
DWNTWN Art House
Turn-Based Press/Dimensions Variable
100 NE 11 St
Miami, FL. 33132