Discount Deco, as part of La Bodega y Más
Curated by Good to Know for Art Basel Miami, 2018
Discount Deco mines the vernacular of American commercial thoroughfares to create a sculptural, garden influenced landscape within a vacant bank lobby in Little Havana. Storefront awnings - like those that line the prominent Calle Ocho outside - are reimagined as curious totems; photographs of strip malls become a dimensional paradox as water flows over the surface of the image, and dry rock beds stand in for the ordered organic. Together, the works in Discount Deco collapse the hierarchy of the luxurious, the aspirational and the mundane into a fluid space where each offers an equal chance for reflection.
This project was made possible with support from the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.