Temporary Art Review

Sounds Like at Dimensions Variable

By Rob Goyanes

Sounds Like—is the title of the recent exhibition at the artist-run space Dimensions Variable. Walking in, you hear no sounds; but of course, pay close attention, and you can hear the throbbing of blood throughout your body. And various other incidentals.

There’s also the hum of the air conditioning working hard in Miami’s summer swelter. Fitting, then, that the first piece you see is a big ole’ AC unit placed on the gallery floor, put there by Tom Scicluna. It’s not only a cheeky reference to the fact that Dimensions Variable had a busted AC for some time—it’s the very same unit itself, replete with the scrawled word SMILE by some too-cheery graffitier.