Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza
Gallery Diet 174 NW 23 St Miami, Fl, 33127
October 9, 2010 7 – 10 pm

Gallery Diet is pleased to present Pre-City, a solo exhibition of collaborative works by Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza. With the works in this exhibition, Moreno and Oroza speculate on what they call the pre-city, a kind of abstract plane or pliable region made up of the different shapes and materials that determine what the city will look like. They propose that the city is already compressed in the range of materials, repeating objects and standard metrics found in construction material depots, lumber yards, roofing companies, landscaping nurseries, and home improvement stores. The pre-city is a series of codes that have yet to be arranged and coupled into larger assemblages. The exhibition will include “diagrammatic lamps”; “photographs” made out of materials printed in newspapers, magazine and catalogues; a new tabloid; domestic tableaux; and collages.

Moreno and Oroza have exhibited their work at the Quebec City Biennial, Miami Art Museum, Bass Museum of Art, Spanish Cultural Centers in Miami, Montevideo and Mexico City, Invisible Exports in New York and other galleries. Their texts have appeared in e-flux journalMonu-a magazine for urbanism, and the catalogue Spatial City, produced by Platform (Regroupement des Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain, France) and Inova (Milwaukee). Both artists have also exhibited individually. Oroza’s work has been seen at MoMA (NY), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands), Tate Modern (UK) and Laboral Centro de Arte (Spain). He is the author of Objets Réinventés. La création populaire à Cuba (Paris, 2002) and Rikimbili. Une étude sur la désobéissance technologique (St. Etienne, 2009). Moreno has exhibited at North Miami MoCA, Kunsthaus Palais Thum and Taxis in Bregenz, Institute of Visual Arts in Milwaukee, Haifa Museum in Israel, and Arndt & Partner in Zürich. In 2008, he established [NAME] Publications, a platform for book-based projects.

Gallery Diet is a contemporary art gallery located in the Wynwood District of Miami, Florida where it has existed since 2007. The gallery has produced over 25 solo and group exhibitions by new and emerging artists from around the world and has documented those exhibitions in hard cover print on a yearly basis. Represented artists include Charley Friedman, Christy Gast, Richard Höglund, Abby Manock, and Daniel Milewski.

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