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Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova: An Uneven Floor

Locust ProjectsJanuary 16th – February 20th, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, January 16, 7-10pm

Conversation with the artist: February 11, 6:30pm

Locust Projects is pleased to present a new exhibition by Miami-based artist Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. An Uneven Floor is a site-specific installation featuring an unleveled floor covered in pink carpet. The work represents Rodriguez-Casanova’s most ambitious project to date, encompassing the entire 2,700 square foot gallery space.

An Uneven Floor is a continuation of the artist’s interest in domestic objects and suburban architectural elements that explore social, cultural and autobiographical matters. Employing the language of Minimalism, the plush pink carpet suggests the safe environment of a domestic setting, while the unexpected elevation and descent of An Uneven Floor will create a sense of instability as visitors walk through the space.  This contradiction sets the stage for an unsettling dialogue between the viewer’s perception of a familiar object and its new context.

Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova studied at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL and the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL.  Rodriguez-Casanova was the recipient of a 2007 Reed Foundation Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and has received prestigious awards including the South Florida Cultural Consortium.  The artist’s work is currently on view at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Coral Gables, FL.  Recent exhibitions include David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.

My sincerest gratitude to Lin Lougheed and Galt & Skye Mikesell for their generous support. 

Special thanks to David Castillo Gallery; Linda & Irwin Adler; Stephen Bander; Joan Blackman & Anders Hoegh; Debra & Barry Frank; Rochelle & Steven Lanster; Liza & Arturo Mosquera; Vivian & Kenneth Pfeiffer; Debra & Dennis Scholl.

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