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MIAMI, FL—Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present an installation by Juana Valdes. Valdes explores the notion of culture, place, and chronology in her installation entitled ‘An Inherent View of the World.’
The exhibition will be on view October 23rd-December 11th at Mindy Solomon Gallery’s new location in Little River, 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami.
In the gallery’s Project Space, Juana Valdes exhibits her work ‘An Inherent View of the World.’ She creates a lavish, almost baroque accumulation of items which often get relegated to the discard pile when people are in the process of de-accessioning the so-called “dust collectors” of their past, decorative and sometimes utilitarian objects that might have been purchased on a family vacation or inherited from a relative and simply don’t belong in the next phase of life.
“The truth beyond the fetish’s glimmering mirage is the relationship of laborer to product; it is the social account of how that object came to be. In this view every commodity, beneath the mantle of its pricetag, is a hieroglyph ripe for deciphering, a riddle whose solution lies in the story of the worker who made it and the conditions under which it was made,” writes Leah Hager Cohen in Glass, Paper, Beans: Revolutions on the Nature and Value of Ordinary Things.