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Alejandra Von Hartz is pleased to present the latest work of Odalis Valdivieso. The six color images on d isplay were made by Valdivieso as part of the series Paper Folding.

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Unlike production photographs that are by na ture a form of re-enactment\, Valdivieso’s photographs mirror dynamic compo sitions\, originated by an indefinite process of manual and digital manipul ation. In her work\, she uses prints that pass through a process of been to rn\, painted over with gouache\, glued with paint chips\, then re-photograp hed\, re-scanned\, and manipulated with computer software. The order can ch ange and be repeated multiple times. After being printed\, the photographs are folded to give the illusion of a painted canvas\, freeing them from neg otiations with additional decorative components such as the frame or the gl ass.

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“My recent work stands for somet hing in particular. The images express concept and material\, but lack spec ific narratives. They seek to deconstruct the fetishization of photographic technology and realism.

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Insisting on an endless deferral of meaning\, avoiding romantic notions of transcendent artistic creation in or of itself. They layer further geometries atop the picture surface\, while embedding a sense of temporal and topographic movem ent within the image. They are nothing more than what they are: simple pape r objects”.

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Odalis Valdivieso was bor n in Caracas\, Venezuela. She currently lives and works in Miami. She has b een featured in exhibitions such as Practices Remain\, Regina Rex\, Queens\ , Recent Works\, Le Cloître et L’église des Billettes\, Paris\, SET\, Bridg e Red Studios – Project Space\, North Miami\, Noise Field\, Dorsch Gallery\ , Miami\, New Work Miami 2010\, Miami Art Museum\, Miami\, After Process\, Miami Beach Regional Library\, Ocupa\, Far Side Gallery\, Miami\, Urban Int erventions\, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo\, El Rosario\, Talking Heads\, Gir ls Club\, Fort Lauderlade\, and Fragile Global Performance Chain Journey\, Florence\, to name a few.

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For Alejand ra Von Hartz Gallery\, Valdivieso shows in the form of an intimate viewing\ , responding to the size of the physical space and her own works. The rest of the series of Paper Folding will be simultaneously on view at the Miami Art Museum\, as part of New Work Miami 2013\, and at Dimensions Variable fo r her solo show.

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The entire series co nsisting in forty-five pieces are available for viewing in the form of a po rtfolio.

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