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).


Upfor at Material Art Fair with Rodrigo Valenzuela

Gallery director Melissa Soltesz traveled to Mexico City to present Rodrigo Valenzuela's newest works at Material. The fair's scaffolding brought to mind Rodrigo's 2015 Future Ruins installation at the Frye Art Museum, making it feel like a particularly appropriate venue for his work. Thank you to everyone who came out to this lively fair! Visit our Artsy page for other available works by Rodrigo Valenzuela.

Rodrigo Valenzuela will lecture at Portland Art Museum tonight at 6:00pm. The Museum debuted Valenzuela's latest video work in Labor Standards, which opened in October 2017 and remains on view through April 22, 2018.