Diana Margarita Garcia’s work organizes and individualizes rocks that belong to a pile of debris. Like pieces to an unsolved puzzle, they are drawn with charcoal in separate squares, floating in the middle of the paper’s surface. The rocks from the pile are then drawn again on a grid-like format onto a rectangular piece of wood. The need to re-draw and re-organize the same rocks is an attempt to understand their existence and their history. The detailed drawings examine their crevices, cracks, and dimensions. Through this process, Diana veils the threads that search for familial history and memory with a curiosity for understanding rocks and their groupings.
Victor Golden is exhibiting a series of photographs and a film that document his month in Haiti this past Summer. The film documents a post-earthquake Haiti, with almost nothing in repair and the country’s people living in similar conditions to those during the direct aftermath of the catastrophe. Victor’s photographs hone in on a particular community of Haiti – the agricultural community. In addition to the earthquake, deforestation practices have financially harmed this group of people. Victor’s photographs provide an observational point of view for visitors at the FIU Art + Art History Project Room. Moreover, viewers confront the reality and conditions of a country largely ignored.
Diana Margarita Garcia and Victor Golden are both Masters of Fine Arts students at FIU. The Artist Residency exhibition was curated by Brittni Winkler, third-year Masters in Fine Arts: Curatorial Practice Track candidate and FIU Art + Art History Project Room coordinator.
Artist Residency: Diana Margarita Garcia and Victor Golden will open with a reception on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 7:30PM in the FIU Art + Art History Project Room at Bakehouse Art Complex: 561 NW 32 Street, Miami, Florida 33127.