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    Eduardo Sarabia and Marcel Dzama
    Campeonato de Guadalajara, 2015
    Silkscreen on paper
    22-5/8 x 17-3/4 inches (57.5 x 45.1 cm)
    Ed. 44 of 50

    Courtesy of the artists.

    Retail Value: $1,200
    Starting Bid: $600

    Eduardo Sarabia's work has been inspired by the independent economies and folk history of northern Mexico. He frequently works with the materials favored by local craftspeople, using ceramic tiles, hand-woven textiles, and glass to create sculptures and installations that address the complex exchanges-social, cultural, and material-that occur when this region and its history encounters outsiders. Without limiting himself to a critique of the "exoticization" of Mexican culture, Sarabia examines the gap separating definitions of taste (and, more bluntly, of legality). Mixing romantic visual narratives in regards to illegal matter, fine arts and commerce, creating an environment that slips between the oneiric and the openly materialistic, Sarabia's work takes on an important exploration of understanding the physical and human consequences of economic forces.

    His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions such as Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mexico) in 2019; The Mistake Room, L.A. in 2017; Tamayo Museum in Mexico City in 2016; 2014 at Centro Cultural Cabañas in Guadalajara in the same year at ASU Art Museum, Arizona; in 2013 he had a solo show for his paintings at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; and venues such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008 at the Whitney Biennial, and New Museum in New York. He has received 2 grants for the Durfee Grant Foundation (2004 and 2008) and has been invited to be an artist in residence at Tokyo Wonder Site in Tokyo, Japan where he completed a large public ceramic mural.

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    Since rising to prominence in the late 1990s, Marcel Dzama has developed an immediately recognizable visual language that investigates human action and motivation, as well as the blurred relationship between the real and the subconscious. Drawing equally from folk vernacular as from art-historical and contemporary influences, Dzama's work visualizes a universe of childhood fantasies and otherworldly fairy tales.

    Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, where he received his BFA in 1997 from the University of Manitoba. Since 1998, his work has been represented by David Zwirner. The artist has had nine gallery solo exhibitions, including Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets which was his ?rst presentation at the London location in 2013 and was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue co-published by Hatje Cantz, with an essay by Deborah Solomon. In 2014, David Zwirner presented a solo exhibition of Dzama's work at the gallery in New York, which marked the United States debut of his film Une danse des bouffons (or A jester's dance). In 2016, the gallery held two exhibitions in New York and London dedicated to the collaborative works by Dzama and Raymond Pettibon. Crossing the Line, marking the artist's first solo presentation in Greater China, was on view at the Hong Kong gallery in 2019.

    Dzama has exhibited widely in solo and group presentations throughout the United States and abroad. In 2018, the solo exhibition Ya es hora was presented at Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid and A Jester's Dance was shown at University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2017, La Casa Encendida in Madrid exhibited Drawing on a Revolution, a solo show of the artist's work. In 2015, the artist's film Une danse des bouffons (or A jester's dance) was presented alongside related two- and three-dimensional work in a solo show at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. In 2010, a major survey of the artist's work was held at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in Montreal.



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    6th Sunday
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