Curator : Direlia Lazo

March 24 - May 24, 2022


Curator: Direlia Lazo

March 24 - May 24, 2022

Dot Fiftyone is proud to present a two-solo joint exhibition Knots hold intentionality by Laura Marsh (Miami, 1982), and Remembering something differently by Oscar Abraham Pabón (Venezuela, 1984). Curated by Direlia Lazo, the presentation explores the vital role patterns played in both artists' work, besides their different aesthetics, backgrounds and influences.

Laura Marsh’s oeuvre is woven in the intimacy of a memory, a family history. Seasoned in the craft and industry of the act of sewing – a tradition in her family that spans two generations – Marsh has developed a body of textile work that reflects her here-and-now. Best known for her pennants, with their inimitable visual presence, vibrant colors, trenchant phrases, and textile patterns that activate landscapes of memory, Marsh values textile as language and gesture. For this exhibition, Marsh created in-situ in the gallery space three portal-works, intervening the walls and extending the weave of the works beyond the confines of the purely ‘textile’. Each of these pieces encapsulates life stories, processes and personal transitions.

In “Remembering something differently,” Oscar Abraham Pabón explores the Platonic theory of remembering as a way of knowing. The works exhibited here depart from the same principle of taking a memory or idea from the past and bringing it to the present by altering its original structure. Viewers will attend to an enigmatic array of works: a clock on the wall showing a different time; a set of clothing sectioned and intervened with colored chalk; a scaffolding with ceramics pieces and plants waiting for an interlocutor; drawings that reflect the patterns of plastic boxes where fruits and vegetables are transported, as well as a playlist with melodies that peripherally accompanied the artist's childhood. These works reveal the multiple dimensions of their interiority once we access the historical references originated in modernism and futurism's intellectual heritage.

About the Artists

Laura Marsh (b.1982 Miami) received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Marsh has exhibited nationally at venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, Tilton Gallery in NY, Locust Projects, and Deering Estate in Miami. In addition, she has been an artist in residence at Oolite Arts (Miami Beach, US), Mana Contemporary (Miami, US), and Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy).

Oscar Abraham Pabón (b.1984 Venezuela), graduated as an architect from the University of Táchira, UNET (2008) and studied at Contemporary Art Workshop in Caracas and at the prestigious Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. His works have been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile; XIV Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, Museo del Barrio, New York; Museo Amparo, Puebla, among many other institutions.

About the Curator

Direlia Lazo (b. 1984 Havana) is an independent art curator based in Miami. She worked as Director of Exhibitions at Faena Art in Miami and Buenos Aires (2016-2021), where she coordinated and curated site-specific public art installations and immersive projects. She has curated exhibitions including "Mountains with a broken edge" for the 12th Havana Biennial and the first survey of Roman Ondàk in China presented at Times Museum Guangzhou. Last December she launched the hybrid art platform Together, dedicated to non-profit initiatives, alternatives art institutions and artists collectives. She is currently part of the curatorial team of Zonamaco art fair in Mexico City.

Both exhibitions will be on view through May 24th, 2022. The hours are Monday to Friday, from 12 pm to 6:30 pm, and Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm. Dot Fiftyone Gallery is located at 7275 NE 4th Ave, Miami.