March 20, 2017—Hamptons Art Hub

Leyla Cárdenas Opens New Chapter with Construction Debris

By Elisa Turner, Photo by Francesco Casale

Recalling frail newsprint or smudged drawings, much of the photographic imagery in the current show at Dimension Variable’s new space perplexes and challenges. Initially the doubled photographic images are tough to decipher. Similarly striking are sculptural works composed of tattered scraps of drywall. With a peculiar, restless grace, they’ve been assembled from construction debris gathered in this art space.

It’s a show still shaking off dusty memories of demolition and renovation, but in a meditative way. Could it be that past memories run headlong into the present? The title “Vice Versa” suggests the mirroring effect created in the photographic works, in which an image is presented side-by-side with its exact copy in reverse.