The New York Times highlights two exhibitions featuring Morehshin Allahyari

The New York Times article "New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now," highlights concurrent exhibitions Refiguring the Future at 205 Hudson Gallery (through March 31) and Refiguring Binaries at Pioneer Works (through April 21).

The only artist in both exhibitions is Morehshin Allahyari, with pieces from her project ‘She Who Sees the Unknown’ (2017-present). Ms. Allahyari researches female monsters and dark goddesses from Middle Eastern cultures and recasts their supposedly negative powers as sources of strength in poetic, multimedia artworks. Her process, which she calls ‘refiguring,’ encapsulates the ethos driving nearly all the artists in these shows. Instead of using technology to chase after the new, why not look to what we have and what we’ve neglected as a means of reconsidering how the world could be?
— Jillian Steinhauer for The New York Times

At Material Mexico City, Upfor presents Ronny Quevedo and Rodrigo Valenzuela

MATERIAL MEXICO CITY, February 7 – 10, 2019
Booth A17

For our second year at Material, Upfor presents new work by gallery artists Ronny Quevedo and Rodrigo Valenzuela, as well as a recent collaboration between Quevedo and Harold Mendez. All three are friends and peers from their CORE Fellowships in Houston, and they share interests in the politics of immigration, undefined spaces that are charged with political history, and an affinity for multidisciplinary methods of making that employ, and question, traditions of objective representation.

In March, Ronny Quevedo's debut solo exhibition with Upfor opens in our Portland gallery, and we present a solo booth of Rodrigo Valenzuela's work at The Armory Show.

Image: detail of  los desaparecidos (the navigator)  by Ronny Quevedo, 2018, wax, pattern paper, and gold leaf on muslin, 50 x 62 in (127 x 157.5 cm).

Image: detail of los desaparecidos (the navigator) by Ronny Quevedo, 2018, wax, pattern paper, and gold leaf on muslin, 50 x 62 in (127 x 157.5 cm).