Upfor is pleased to return to The Armory Show in New York to present recent photographic work by Rodrigo Valenzuela from the series American-type. The title refers to a 1955 essay by Clement Greenberg, who proposed that post-war American painting was more about the act of painting itself than about any complex idea of representation. Valenzuela offers a subtle critique by imbuing his photographs with ideas of labor, construction and representation. Recently appointed as faculty in the Department of Art at UCLA, Valenzuela roots his practice in the contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, often involving narratives around immigration and the working class. Recent solo exhibitions include the Orange County Museum of Art in Santa Ana and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in California, and Light Work in New York.
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