MARIANA GARIBAY RAEKE:
"closing the space between us:
touch and the topology of galaxies"
MARCH 2 - APRIL 15, 2018
“A labyrinth is said, etymologically, to be multiple because it contains many folds.
The multiple is not only what has many parts but also what is folded in many ways."
Gilles Deleuze, The Fold (1993)
The Chimney NYC is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Mexican artist Mariana Garibay Raeke. In "closing the space between us: touch and the topology of galaxies", Garibay Raeke explores folding as a way to transform flatness into geometric objects of innumerable configurations.
Each object represents a pause in between stages of change that are guided by touch and material understanding. Through time and space, bodies and matter contract and expand to assert kaleidoscopic multiplicities, turning what is inside out and what is outside in. A folded surface can remind us that flatness, like everything else, is just a temporary state.
Mariana Garibay Raeke (b. Guadalajara, Mexico) completed her BFA at California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2012) and her MFA at Yale University School of Art, New Haven (2014) where she was awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize. Her solo exhibitions include “Polychromes”, Zughaus Gallery, Berkeley, CA (2012); “Life Elsewhere”, The Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco, CA (2007); “Translations”, de Young Art Center, San Francisco, CA (2005). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Young Art Center, The Consulate General of Mexico, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, all in San Francisco; the MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose; Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Aspen; Instituto Cervantes, New York; Transmitter, Brooklyn; Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, among others. Garibay Raeke has participated in residency at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2017), Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO (2017), the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco (2005). She was a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann grants, New York (2015) and was included in Smack Mellon Hot Picks (2015). She was awarded several scholarship, among which the California College of the Arts President’s Scholarship (2011). She is a founding member of Colectivo Grupo and co-founder and editor of Asteroid and Asterism.