Installation view, UNTITLED Miami 2017
New works by Ken Gonzales-Day, Lia Halloran, Andre Hemer, James Hyde, Federico Solmi and Britton Tolliver were presented.
Edra Soto’s Open 24 Hours is an exploration of consumption, waste, and vernacular architecture. Discarded liquor bottles accumulated during Soto’s daily walks through East Garfield Park in Chicago are transformed into jewel-like totems. Rejas, decorative iron screens enclosing outdoor domestic areas in Puerto-Rico, also serves as an influence on the work—highlighting an interplay between security and ornamentation. They are beautiful, haunting, socially conscious works.