February 3, 2017—Miami New Times

Artist-Run Gallery Finds a Home on Miami Dade College Campus

By Abel Folgar

Miami Dade College has long been overshadowed by the University of Miami and Florida International University when it comes to the arts. But in recent years, MDC has mounted a concerted effort to emerge as a cultural competitor.

Also, showing a scrappy, fighting spirit is Dimensions Variable, the exhibition space and artistic breeding ground founded by Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova in 2009. Using a space donation by Dacra/Design District, DV was a respected force on the local gallery scene until 2012, when its became nomadic. In 2015, the founders secured space in the Downtown ArtHouse through a WaveMaker Grant until development in the Magic City, yet again, forced them out.