Miami, FL, Feb. 1, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Galleries of Art + Design (GOA+D) will present the grand opening of the new Dimensions Variable (DV) gallery space, located at the College’s Wolfson Campus. The innovative partnership pairs the largest and most diverse higher education institution in the nation with a local non-profit artist-run space. The opening will take place 6 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Dimension Variable gallery, located at the Wolfson Campus.
DV opens with Vice Versa – Leyla Cárdenas. Over the last few years, Cárdenas has developed a series of works that investigate the layers that compose architectural spaces and directly relate to the physicality of the space as a point of departure. Cárdenas works in a sculptural way without making sculptural objects, using destruction as a means to build her new narratives, and allowing a new engagement with the same place. In Vice Versa, she will use remnants from the demolition of walls from DV’s recent renovation to examine the history of the space.
Vice Versa runs through Mar. 31 and is supported by Locust Projects, Miami Music Club, KARA Wines, and Tuyo Restaurant. For an appointment to view the exhibition, please call 305-606-0058 or 305-607-5527.
About Dimensions Variable
DV is an exhibition space committed to the presentation and support of contemporary art. Through a collaborative exchange with artists and institutions, Dimensions Variable develops an exhibition program that engages the community and promotes new and experimental ideas. Dimensions Variable was founded in 2009 by artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, who currently collaborate and co-direct the project space.
At the end of 2015, Dimensions Variable and Miami Dade College formed an innovative partnership that paired the non-profit artist-run space with the largest and most diverse college in the nation, and in December 2016, DV opened its 3,000 square-foot gallery on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College. With space donated rent-free by the college, the partnership enables Dimensions Variable to continue presenting contemporary art exhibitions and public programs in addition to providing enhanced educational and community activities to the downtown Miami area. Dimensions Variable is made possible through a partnership with Miami Dade College.
Support for Dimensions Variable is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and by Cannonball through its WaveMaker Grants program, which is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Regional Re-granting Program. WaveMaker Grants is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Addition support for Dimensions Variable is provided by The Design District, MDC Live Arts and direct individual contributions from the community.
About MDC Museum of Art + Design
MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami. The mission of the Museum is to promote the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art from within the College’s extensive permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Furthermore, the Museum presents year-round lectures, symposiums and art related events to expose educate and engage the greater public through related creative processes.
The MDC Museum of Art + Design provides its patrons and visitors access to unique cultural, historical and educational exhibitions that enrich the greater community while building and preserving an expansive permanent art collection, Freedom Tower archives, and newly established design collection.
Galleries of Art + Design (GOA+D)
MDC Galleries of Art + Design (GOA+D) is a network of venues and initiatives at the College’s eight campuses throughout South Florida, including the expansive Miami International Sculpture Park at North Campus. Miami Dade College utilizes its gallery spaces, its art in public places, its staff and visual resources (exhibition and permanent collections) as well as the expertise and artistic talents of faculty and students at MDC, to provide year-long activities that offer a unique learning experience through direct contact with works of art, artists, designers and creative professionals. MDC GAD creates programs based on the needs of each campus and faculty to better suit those of the students at each campus. The focus in the galleries is on getting each artist to engage with the students, faculty and public by doing walk-throughs, workshops, lecture programs and other audience-oriented events.
For more information about Dimensions Variable, please visit www.dimensionsvariable.net.