Gate Composition (ocher pillow), 2022
Powder-coated steel, pillow, wood frame, glass, matte, sponges
36 x 31.2 x 6 in.
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova (b. 1973 in Havana, Cuba) is based in Miami, Florida. He is the Co-founder and Co-directors of Dimensions Variable (DV) in Miami, FL. His work stems from being a refugee—influencing how he perceives the world and engages with his art practice. He uses domestic objects as formal materials within geometric abstraction connecting to personal histories and question the challenges of migration, marginalized groups, social, economics in modern life.
He’s participated in exhibitions at The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; Dimensions Variable, Miami FL; Factoria Habana, Havana, Cuba; Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL; Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, FL; ZONA MACO Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; MOCA, North Miami, FL; Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway; Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Locust Projects, Miami, FL; Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida; David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Selected collections include Sayago & Pardon Collection, San Diego, CA; Alfredo Hertzog Da Silva, Sao Palo, Brazil; Cintas Foundation Collection, Miami, FL; The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; Capri Palace, Capri, Italy; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) Miami, FL; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Frost Museum of Art, Miami, FL. Select coverage of projects have been in The New York Times, ARTnews, Art in America, Art Nexus, Sculpture Magazine, The Miami Rail, Temporary Art Review, ArtSlant, Aesthetica Magazine, The Miami Herald, PBS News Hour and The Miami New Times.