THE POTENTIAL OF SCULPTURE
Colima 55 Roma Norte
Ciudad de México 06700
February 5 – March 9, 2019
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“The Potential of Sculpture” is Helen Escobedo’s first solo show at Proyectos Monclova and the second since its retrospective titled “A Escala Humana” at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, in 2010. The present exhibition is composed by a selection of 75 pieces of different interrelated bodies of work: drawing, collage, sculpture, propositive sculpture (models) and painting, and is centered on the links between art and architecture, design and public spaces, one of the constants that marked the artistic career of Helen Escobedo since the mid-sixties.
The exhibition covers its period of production from the end of the 60s to the beginning of the 80s, showing a profound,coherent and continuous line of work and reaserch about sculpture and its relationship with the environment. The specificity of the site, one of the main concerns and pillars of Helen Escobedo’s work, stems from the desire to integrate art into life and daily activities, which results in the linking of her work with the functional.
Escobedo was an excellent drawer and her utopian projects and installations manifested in drawings and collages, often introducing a subversive object, a critical and humorous commentary on the urban landscape. The drawing was the support of choice to develop ideas for more ambitious projects. In those designs she built complex images, indispensable to understand his work, particularly his intention to transgress established artistic practices and to be interested in processes, rather than in finished objects.