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Dallas Contemporary presents Eduardo Sarabia: "This Must Be The Place" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Eduardo Sarabia

For his solo exhibition, "This Must Be The Place," Eduardo Sarabia´s multidisciplinary work is expressed in the setting of a home in which visitors are invited to walk through and witness the varied elements of the artist's practice – outsized, hand-painted blue and white talavera-style ceramics made in collaboration with Cerámica Suro; paintings that serve as metaphorical windows in the installation space; handmade ceramic kitchenware; sculpture and a site-specific mural of vine motifs and birds, which are a signature of Sarabia’s work – in a setting that welcomes gathering, conversation and camaraderie.

Having grown up in Los Angeles and moved to Guadalajara for an informal residency at Cerámica Suro as an adult, Sarabia’s practice is rich and layered, blending together different cultures, mediums, and influences. Referencing the contrasts in his bicultural upbringing, this survey exhibition explores the artist’s engagement throughout his career with subjects including US-Mexican border, cultural stereotypes, and his own identity as a Mexican-American.

The title for the exhibition, "This Must Be The Place," stems from Sarabia’s relationship to Guadalajara itself – the place that connected him to José Noé Suro, to his family’s roots in Mexico, and that became the place for a new chapter of his life and artistic practice.

Often collaborating with Cerámica Suro, the artist’s earlier works are on view in the "Cerámica Suro: A Story of Collaboration, Production, and Collecting in the Contemporary Arts" exhibition to showcase his frequent partnership with the factory.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 27.

For his solo exhibition, "This Must Be The Place," Eduardo Sarabia´s multidisciplinary work is expressed in the setting of a home in which visitors are invited to walk through and witness the varied elements of the artist's practice – outsized, hand-painted blue and white talavera-style ceramics made in collaboration with Cerámica Suro; paintings that serve as metaphorical windows in the installation space; handmade ceramic kitchenware; sculpture and a site-specific mural of vine motifs and birds, which are a signature of Sarabia’s work – in a setting that welcomes gathering, conversation and camaraderie.

Having grown up in Los Angeles and moved to Guadalajara for an informal residency at Cerámica Suro as an adult, Sarabia’s practice is rich and layered, blending together different cultures, mediums, and influences. Referencing the contrasts in his bicultural upbringing, this survey exhibition explores the artist’s engagement throughout his career with subjects including US-Mexican border, cultural stereotypes, and his own identity as a Mexican-American.

The title for the exhibition, "This Must Be The Place," stems from Sarabia’s relationship to Guadalajara itself – the place that connected him to José Noé Suro, to his family’s roots in Mexico, and that became the place for a new chapter of his life and artistic practice.

Often collaborating with Cerámica Suro, the artist’s earlier works are on view in the "Cerámica Suro: A Story of Collaboration, Production, and Collecting in the Contemporary Arts" exhibition to showcase his frequent partnership with the factory.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 27.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.dallascontemporary.org/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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