January 16 - February 20
An Uneven Floor
Opening Reception: January 16
Conversation with the Artist: February 11
Locust Projects is pleased to present a new exhibition by Miami-based artist Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. An Uneven Floor is a site-specific installation featuring an unleveled floor covered in pink carpet. The work represents Rodriguez-Casanova's most ambitious project to date, encompassing the entire 2700 square foot gallery space.
An Uneven Floor is a continuation of the artist's interest in domestic objects and suburban architectural elements that explore social, cultural and autobiographical matters. Employing the language of Minimalism, the plush pink carpet suggests the safe environment of a domestic setting, while the unexpected elevation and descent of An Uneven Floor will create a sense of instability as visitors walk through the space. This contradiction sets the stage for an unsettling dialogue between the viewer's perception of a familiar object and its new context.
About the artist
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova studied at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL and the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. Rodriguez-Casanova was the recipient of a 2007 Reed Foundation Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and has received prestigious awards including the South Florida Cultural Consortium. The artist's work is currently on view at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Coral Gables, FL. Recent exhibitions include David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.
This exhibition is made possible with the support from: Andy Warhol Foundation; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. Special thanks to Lin Lougheed and Galt & Skye Mikesell. Thanks to David Castillo Gallery; Linda & Irwin Adler; Stephen Bander; Joan Blackman & Anders Hoegh; Debra & Barry Frank; Rochelle & Steven Lanster; Vivian & Kenneth Pfeiffer; Debra & Dennis Scholl.
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova is a featured artist in the Studio Drive-By documentary series online now at wetheat.tv, produced by Wet Heat Project in Miami. Click here to watch his episode: http://wetheat.tv/Rodriguez-Casanova-DriveBy.html