RODRIGO VALENZUELA, ROAD NO. 1, 2015, EDITION OF 3 PLUS 1 AP #1/3. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST & UPFOR GALLERY
Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Work
Upfor, Portland, OR - Sep 4 – 28 and Oct 2 – Nov 2
The September show is work from a prior series, then in October Rodrigo Valenzuela will show new work. The new black-and-white photos explore Brutalism. The Chilean artist looks obliquely at the horrors of dictatorship as well as the reality of immigration, transforming wooden pallets and other barricade material into abstract forms. Known for thrusting stakes and poles into walls and through painted objects, and blowing up two-dimensional images, this look at his pure photographic form is a reminder of his skill with a camera rather than a chop saw.