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We normally think of Galería Habana as a sedate, “white cube” space, where individual works of art are hung on the walls or installed on plinths, with identifying labels posted discreetly nearby. For Amanecer, his solo show and “intervention,” emerging artist Pablo Rosendo had other ideas.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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Instead of individual works of art per se, Rosendo turned the entire space into an environmental artwork.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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In place of the usual white walls and ceiling, the upper half of the gallery was converted into a slightly menacing mass of dripping black.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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The black color not only dripped down the walls but hung in globules from the ceiling.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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Beneath the dark mantle was a colorful, slightly chaotic fantasy. The environment included a welter of lines on the floor and individual artworks.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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Some motifs were applied directly to the walls, and others were executed on paper and then affixed to the walls.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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Except for the wall décor, individual artworks were propped up on the floor rather than hung.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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One of the individual works included in Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer
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Moving through the space, the viewer becomes part of the environment, and part of the artwork itself.

Gallery view of Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer at Galería Habana
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Pablo Rosendo: Amanecer runs through September 9 at Galería Habana.