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Going Home | Marina Gonella

Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW  June 11 – August 2, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION  Thursday, June 11 | 6-9pm
CLOSING BRUNCH  Sunday, August 2 | 11:30am

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Gonella’s work explores how place affects our concept of identity. Our surroundings alter our actions, thoughts and way of life. Gonella’s pieces become a tangible and personal interpretation of her awareness of these surroundings. From the buildings of Buenos Aires to the highways of South Florida, Gonella has adapted her work according to her environment. In her latest series, the images reflect her daily commute. Driving a car presents a different way of experiencing the city than as a pedestrian. Through the process of appropriation and representation, she captures the moment and makes it her own. Her creative process starts with the manipulation of her own photographs depicting urban landscapes. Using transfers and abstract collage, she establishes a new relationship between her and the location. In this juncture of texture, material and color, Gonella displaces different elements and rearranges them into a new reality.


Marina Gonella | Chicago, 1965 | Lives and works in Weston, Florida
Marina Gonella is a mixed media artist who works with different mediums such as acrylic, collage, photography, transfers and assemblage.  Originally born in Chicago, Gonella moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina at an early age. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts Pridiliano Pueyrredón (Buenos Aires) and attended classes at IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Las Artes, Buenos Aires), pursuing a MFA. Marina has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. Her work is included in national and international, private and corporate collections. Gonella is an ArtCenter/South Florida alumna who currently has a studio at Laundromat Art Space.

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