Familiar Territory

Exploring one of José Luis Landet’s panoramic geographical scenes might inspire an odd sense of déjà vu. That’s because the Argentine artist collects oddly familiar old landscape paintings at flea markets and garage sales during his extensive travels, tears the canvases apart, and reconfigures the shards of bucolic countryside into imaginary vistas. Landet’s beguiling conceptual topographies will be on view beginning at 6 p.m. during Wynwood’s season-launching Second Saturday Art Walk this weekend, when you can discover “Taxonomy of a Landscape” at Dot Fiftyone Gallery (187 NW 27th St., Miami). The artist has taken over the main gallery room to transport viewers to his make-believe terrain comprising a sprawling installation boasting paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures, and objects. Meanwhile, in Dot’s project room, the Chilean-born, New York-based artist Pablo Jansana will exhibit “New Monuments,” focused on the human body as the staging ground for political and personal confrontation. Jansana, who often mines social, cultural, and architectural issues in his oeuvre, is presenting new works that reflect on repressive networks that double as regulating structures. Call 305-573-9994 or visit dotfiftyone.com.
Sat., Sept. 14, 6 p.m., 2013

 
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