Dimensions Variable (DV) is pleased to present If they knew these things / reliquias ocultadas, a new project by Yanira Collado realized specifically for the DV space. This project will be on view through October 20, 2020.
“Dissolution and distillation of meaning achieved through [the] subtractive textual strategy”
-Michael E.Veal (Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae)
Yanira Collado’s site specific installation If they knew these things/Reliquias ocultadas, at Dimensions Variable, focuses on the obscured landscape, temporal fragments, and the phenomenon of the in-between. Collado’s work has in the past, alluded to the restoration of things once muted due to paradoxes in time. If they knew these things/Reliquias ocultadas, suggests the plural meditative spaces within the obscurity of neglect or displacement. Author, Jean Paul-Thibaud stated in Sonic Paradigm of Urban Ambiance, “Urban spaces provide numerous ambiances to be felt with all the senses. Whether we think of a lively outdoor marketplace or an ordinary parking lot, an attractive historical center, or an accessible subway station, the very way we relate to these places is based on the sensory experience they provide.”
The poetic nuances of public structures that relate to the evidence of ritual, cultivation of labor, cumbite, and social norms are the culled motivations that artist, Yanira Collado builds upon. She engages in the unconventional restructuring of the institutional exhibition space. Further disrupting the familiar as a means of revealing the evidence of that in-between thus Rousing the traces of divine strategies.
“I want to reach into the past to reconstruct the present, and create spaces and details in which there are no “invisible people.”
-Coleman A. Jordan (Auto bio-graphic Space: Reconciling African American Identity with the (In)Visible Past
Yanira Collado lives/works in Miami FL. Education, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Collado’s Art Residency and fellowships include the African Heritage Cultural Center, Liberty City, FL 2011-2012 and Bridge Red Art Center North Miami, FL, 2013-present,Joan Mitchell Arts Residency, New Orleans, 2020, Oolites Arts, Miami, Fl, 2019-present. She was awarded first place in the 2013 South Florida Biennial at the Art and Cultural Center/Hollywood, Hollywood, FL and was a recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, 2018. Collado was selected as a Ellies Creator grantee in 2019.
Group shows include, Paradise Lost at Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York City, NY, Monarchs at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, FL, Connectivity, Deconstruction at The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Florida International Museum, Miami, FL, 2018. Transmissions, The Franklin, Chicago, IL, Ascent: Black women’s expressions, Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2015. MIA_BER, Galerie Verein Berliner Kunstler, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
One person exhibitions include Penumbras at Under the Bridge Art Space, 2019, Miami, FL. Untitled/Amalgamation Farside Gallery, Miami, FL, 2018. Original Condition a one person exhibit at MDC Museum of Art + Design in collaboration with Bridge Red Studios, Miami, FL 2016. Untitled at Project Row Houses, Houston, TX, 2015 and Tibio esta…and always the same, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL, 2015.
Recent and forthcoming group exhibitions include 10-A Decade, Dimensions Variable Gallery,Miami, Fl, Fragment at Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL, The Other Half of the Sky at Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Penumbras: sacred geometries at Project Row Houses, Houston, TX and Paradise Lost at Juxtaposition, Minneapolis, MN, 2019.