Dave Miko at Lodos

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Artist: Dave Miko

Exhibition title: On some future

Venue: Lodos, Mexico City

Date: September 18 – November 15, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Lodos, Mexico City

We humans, through all our senses, constantly experience weather. No matter what, it’s always there. It’s strange how something massively experienced, an ordinary topic, is contemplated as informal discourse. Small talk. And how do we speak of something that is always there no matter what?  With short sentences, short pauses, and simple adjectives.

The paintings in this show are all worked over the 8×8 inch surfaces of lightweight aluminum sheets. Traces of sandpaper and fingerprints are visible in areas where the bare aluminum stand untreated.  Through scrutinous looking one might notice the impressions of the brushes’ touch on the oil surfaces.  Giving the viewer the possibility of an empathetic experience to the movements of the arm that made them.

All thirteen paintings are individually titled Future Weather.

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Dave Miko, Future Weather (oil barrel), 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather, 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather (flooded desert), 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather (bird bats), 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather, 2014-2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather (dry grass), 2014

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Dave MikoFuture Weather, 2014

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Dave MikoFuture Weather, 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather (cactus flower), 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather, 2014-2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather, 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather, 2015

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Dave MikoFuture Weather (missing square), 2015

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