Abraham Cruzvillegas: Perspectives 139

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Perspectives 139
Library Shelf Location 18.CRUZ
Publication Date 2003
Description Known for his composite, three-dimensional work, Cruzvillegas draws upon diverse materials and ready-made elements to create peculiar assemblage-based pieces. His ingenious arrangements of discrete, seemingly unrelated objects include items such as a variety of bird feathers, photography studio props, shot glasses, bongos, palm hats and a unicycle. Assembled in uncomplicated ways, these materials are used to create unusual and thought-provoking work. Works in the exhibition include an expanded installation of Las Guerras Floridas (2003), comprised of several rows of more than forty shaped maguey leaves, installed on a 40-foot long wall. The leaves will dry out and slowly parch over the course of the exhibition, continuously changing the work. The titles of these sculptures are taken from names of popular cantinas in Mexico City.
ISBN 0936080833
Quantity 1
Pages 25
Author Paola Morsiani
Formats Paperback, Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Related Artist Abraham Cruzvillegas
Categories Mixed Media, Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Assemblages (sculpture), Appropriation
Related Galleries Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico
Related Curator/Producer Paola Morsiani
Languages Mexican, English
Materials Natural, Wax, Wood, Maracas, Shells, Crystal, Jewels

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