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Rodrigo Valenzuela

Rodrigo Valenzuela at Klowden Mann, Culver City

Chile-born, LA-based artist Rodrigo Valenzuela is completing a residency at The Drawing Center in New York, and his installation at EXPO, Sense of Place and New Land, combines photography and mark-making to create complex sensations of space. Here, multiple printed canvases are suspended edge-to-edge on a wooden armature, creating a panorama of a desert landscape. With chalk and acrylic, Valenzuela renders a series of rectangular forms with multiple forced perspectives across the canvases. This booth-wide installation engulfs the viewer, pulling her into this illusionistic space that equal parts familiar, precarious and other-wordly.

Image: Installation view of Rodrigo Valenzuela's Sense of Place and New Land at EXPO Chicago. Photo by Robin Dluzen