Miami - Exhibition

Pepe López: Root/Route: A Personal Cartography

Dot Fiftyone

01 Dec 201810 Feb 2019

The exhibition spans the most recent years of artist’s career, including both new commissions and older pieces, developed by López over the years. Paris-based Pepe López‘ practice engages different media, such as painting, sculpture, tapestry, collage, photography, video and performance, to investigate the idea of home, intended both as a physical and conceptual place. His works pursue the research for this place, intended under many different point of views, as a place of origin but also depositary of memories and identity.

In the works on view, López assembles found daily objects, such as in the “Color over Color” series in which pieces are made of plastic bags, collected by the artist for their strong link with everyday life. Other two single works Mapa Boom 06 and Mapa Boom 07 are made out of of the maps of a world atlas that belonged to his grandfather. Through his research, the artist investigates themes recurring in daily life such as violence, terrorism, consumerism and identity politics. The use of plastic, for instance, addresses the issue of petroleum, from which this material is derived, which is in turn a fundamental natural resource for Venezuelan country and also the reason fro many of its troubles.

 

 

  • Pepe Lopez, Pepe Lopez, "Root/Route: A Personal Cartography", 1 Dec, 2018 - 10 Feb, 2019, Dot Fiftyone, Miami, Courtesy of the gallery

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Special Events

Destination: Miami
Where: Dot Fiftyone
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Opening reception with artist Pepe López

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
sat, sun

ESTABLISHED:
2003

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Alfredo Guzman, Isaac Javier Perelman


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