November 6 – December 21, 2019
First Thursday opening November 7, 6–8 pm (artist present)
For her first solo exhibition at Upfor, Brenda Mallory presents new sculptures and prints exploring ideas of reclamation and reformation. Often taking relatively simple components and combining them into complex wholes, she employs different materials across multiple iterations of a form. "For example," Mallory explains, "I created a piece from rubber drive belts, then used that as a mold to create a similar object in cast paper, and yet another in cast glass." Mallory's unorthodox materials and processes often result from seeking new uses for discarded materials. Based in Portland, Mallory is a member of the Cherokee Nation and is a recipient of a 2018 Ucross Fellowship for Native American Artists.
UNTITLED, ART MIAMI BEACH
and ESPERANZA CORTÉS
December 4–8, 2019
Ocean Drive and 12th, South Miami Beach, FL
Upfor returns to UNTITLED, Art in Miami Beach to present new and recent works by artists Ronny Quevedo and Esperanza Cortés. Respectively born in Ecuador and Colombia, and living in New York, both artists are part of a diaspora that reflects on pre-colonial through contemporary Latin American history. The artists seamlessly weave personal with political history, helping to recapture stories of colonization and immigration that have been told largely through the eyes of dominant culture, if at all.