The works in this exhibition are a product of Oviedo’s intensive study of the terrain between Miami and Key West. Focusing on nautical landmarks, Oviedo has embarked on a thorough examination of local sites by gathering historical accounts in addition to visiting and documenting them personally. His meta-displays collapse official historical and geological research with colorful memorabilia such as antique prints, maps, tourist souvenirs, and lighthouse replicas. They are layers in time and space.
Image: Gustavo Oviedo, The New Past, 2015, Vintage postcards and glue, 28 × 28 in.