Spinello Projects is delighted to announce the gallery’s re-opening in Allapattah, located at 2930 NW 7th Avenue, 33127, within the Gesamtkunstwerk Building. The inaugural exhibition, Within Time, will open on Sunday, June 9th, from 11am-3pm, with a special presentation of new works by Eddie Arroyo and Agustina Woodgate on the occasion of their participation in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Exhibition runs through July 31st.
Arroyo will show several new paintings from his Developer's Survey series, an ongoing conversation between Miami and New York regarding the discourses of neighborhood prosperity in the current social economic moment. Different methods of communication are presented as literal and verbal discourses through demonstrations - “Taking it to the Streets” - as a form of intense negotiation.
Woodgate will show a new wall-clock sculpture from her National Time series entitled Work Out: a closed-circuit network of eight clocks representing the eight-hour work day, synchronized directly by the power grid. Since the Industrial Revolution, schools, factories, hospitals and offices have used this kind of network architecture--referred to as a “master/slave” configuration--to keep consistent time.
A single, digital master clock sends power signals to a series of analog “slave” clocks, commanding synchronized measure across an entire institution. The master keeps steady time based on a pulse transmitted directly from the local power grid, whose frequency is aligned with the atomic clock at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which establishes official US standard time. The hands of the slave clocks have been fitted with sandpaper. As Work Out progresses, the minute hands of the slave clocks scrape away the numerals on their faces, until they are completely erased. Conditioned by the current state of labor and power, the slave clocks progressively erode their functional value, collectively reclaiming autonomy in the process of disintegration.