Dallas Contemporary presents Renata Morales: "Inane and Mundane Evolutionary Tales of Fear Love and Horror" opening day
In this year-long, multimedia project, multidisciplinary artist Renata Morales will create an installation made of drawings and ceramics, which will continue to evolve throughout the year. The exhibition marks the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibition.
Morales has worked for the past 10 years in a variety of creative design and art-making endeavors. Her artistic interest lies in the search for identity and belonging through artworks investigating humanity and what it represents, from kindness to violence and our attachment to the environment seen through the eyes of how we were brought up or the lives we have lived so far. Interwoven with both historical and post- conceptual personal interpretations, she captures imagery that are unique decisive moments. Uplifting, banal or horrific, Morales’ figures, forms and colors draw viewers into her works. Balancing and weaving her Mexican heritage within her practice, her interest in the grey area between Modernism and craft is the center of her creative practice.
Drawing from her experience with costume design and textile, Morales will create a limited drop of sweatshirts for Dallas Contemporary and a series of plates, produced by Ceramica Suro in Guadalajara by the museum and the artist that will be available for sale online and at the museum. The exhibition is curated by Dallas Contemporary Executive Director Peter Doroshenko.
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display through September 25, 2022.