|Cuándo:||24 sep de 2019 - 05 ene de 2020|
|Inauguración:||24 sep de 2019|
|Dónde:||New Museum Of Contemporary Art / 235 Bowery. NY 10002 / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos|
|Comisariada por:||Margot Norton|
|Organizada por:||New Museum|
|Artistas participantes:||Carmen Argote|
For her first solo museum exhibition, Argote will present a selection of new and recent paintings, large-scale works on paper, and a sculptural installation. The majority of these works were created during two residencies in Guadalajara, including one in the former home and studio of renowned Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco. As is typical with her practice, Argote responded to the surrounding architecture and agriculture, incorporating the varieties of plants and fruit in Orozco’s central courtyard and gardens as well as other locally sourced produce into this body of work as raw materials. The exhibition’s title, “As Above, So Below,” comes from an aphorism associated with sacred geometry and tarot that construes the terrestrial world as a reflection of the celestial one. The title speaks to the transformative quality of Argote’s work, in which native plants, natural pigments, architecture, and the artist’s body interact with one another alchemically, giving rise to something else entirely.
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