Ronny Quevedo,  los desaparecidos (the arbiter of time) , 2018, detail

Ronny Quevedo, los desaparecidos (the arbiter of time), 2018, detail

Rodrigo Valenzuela,  American-type No. 1 , 2018, detail

Rodrigo Valenzuela, American-type No. 1, 2018, detail


March 7 – April 27, 2019
First Thursday opening March 7 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Artist talk in March or April TBD

Ronny Quevedo’s first solo exhibition with Upfor features new works recreated using a mix of traditional and found materials. Quevedo employs a rigorous process for mark-making and embossing. Patterns and marks are derived from sporting fields, indigenous land works, pre-Columbian textiles, and constellations, all suggestive of shared histories of migration.  Quevedo (b. 1981 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art (2013) and BFA from The Cooper Union (2003). Recent exhibitions include The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Queens Museum. Upfor presented Quevedo’s work at the 2019 edition of Material Art Fair in Mexico City. MORE INFO


Piers 92 and 94, New York, NY
March 7 – 10, 2019

Upfor is pleased to return to The Armory Show in New York to present recent work by Rodrigo Valenzuela from the series American-type. In the exhibition catalog for Light Work, Shane Lavalette writes, “From a distance, Valenzuela’s monochromatic works appear like flat charcoal drawings, and only upon closer inspection can one notice the materials that fill the frame of the photograph and the confounding hints of a three-dimensional studio space. His photographs have an immediate and strong architectural presence on the wall, reminiscent of some earlier works in which he considered what it means to build a home. Valenzuela sees these studio fabrications and their shapes as a direct reference to the brush strokes of painting.” MORE INFO