Presented in partnership with Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 6-10pm
CURATOR WALK-THROUGH: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 7pm
ON VIEW: November 16, 2013 – January 12, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida | 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Juan López’ work explores the aesthetic possibilities of the urban environment, playing with spaces, mixing video projections and installations, designing complex iconic buildings and changing the perception of the architecture. López’ Dry the Wall is a site-specific installation/intervention at ArtCenter/South Florida located on Lincoln Road. Through the use of drawing and video, he exposes his own solo exhibition, Between Walls, and its visitors to the pedestrians walking on Meridian Avenue. While in previous works such as A la derriba, López has presented the exterior within the interior of an art space, Dry the Wall flips the switch and the interior is revealed to the outsiders. As with many of López’ interventions that modify the established, this work could be considered a form of poetic resistance.
Juan López (Alto Maliaño, Cantabria, Spain, 1979)
López’s work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries including La Casa Encendida (Madrid); Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona); Centrum Linz (Austria); National Museum of the Republic (Brasilia); Tokyo Wonder Site (Japan); and Liste Art Fair (Basel). During Art Basel in Miami Beach, López will be featured in Art Positions by Nogueras Blanchard, a gallery based in Madrid and Barcelona.