Arenas y Arenas y Arenas
For his solo project at Dimensions Variable, Juan Pablo Garza will be exercising a methodology of work that consists of collecting, intervening, modifying, and organizing objects. Responding to the objects he collects, the process of altering them, their relationship to the space and each other, Garza will make a single installation piece using the entire gallery.
Garza is interested in his relationship with his immediate environment and with a mode of production that studies the transformation of quotidian objects and materials into an expressive visual language all his own. These materials weave between truth and fiction as they are shaped by decisions of instincts and logic, ultimately taking us on an aesthetic journey leading to unexpected conceptual and formal places.
About the Artist:
Juan Pablo Garza (b. Maracaibo, Venezuela.1980) He 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 Fundación Cisneros/CPPC. Most recently has participated in Ox-Bow fall residency program and Bemis Center residency program. In 2018 Garza finish a two-year studio residency at Art Center South Florida.