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.
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).
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 These works reveal the multiple dimensions of their interiority once we access the historical references originated in modernism and futurism’s intellectual heritage.
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.
Dot Fiftyone is a Miami based gallery with a focus on contemporary Latin American art. Founded in 2003 by Alfredo Guzman and Isaac Perelman, the gallery is dedicated to exhibiting emerging and established artists whose works encourage dynamic ideas and discourses. Workshops, lectures, events, as well as philanthropy are also part of the gallery program.
Mr. Perelman, former President of the Miami Art Dealers Association (MADA), and Mr. Guzman, former chairman on the Board of the Wynwood Arts District Association (WADA), have reinforced their involvement in the development of the arts in the city.
Dot Fiftyone enjoys a strong collector base in Miami, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and Latin America.