This Saturday in the Design District


Okay, so last Second Saturday was a bit of a bust. The cold and dismally drizzling weather managed to keep most of the crowds away, but fear not. It seems like this Saturday, January 16, the Design District area at least will be brimming with art activity anew. At Locust Projects is an ambitious solo project by Miami-based artist Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. This site-specific installation titled An Uneven Floor has the artist covering all 2,700 square feet of the gallery’s space (the entire gallery floor) in pink carpet over ground that he’s made uneven. This project should create strange spatial distortions, as gallery goers clumsily walk throughout the jerky and asymmetrical room.

After that trot on over to Dimensions Variable Gallery where New York-based artist Charles Koegel will be showing his latest works in an exhibition titled, Summer’s Gonna Hurt You. The work, consisting of sculptural cardboard and paint structures arranged on the floor and around the space, as well as videos and drawings surrounding it, explores New York City’s urban architectural landscape as subject matter, as well as the geometrical forms found within that setting.

Finally, head on down to Spinello’s for one of his gallery’s regular fixtures, Swedish-born Miami-based Christina Pettersson, will be exhibiting more of her large scale graphite drawings along with some video and sculpture works.

 All exhibitions open at 7 p.m.