Margarita Cabrera, Jenny Schief, Fidel Ordonez
January 16 - February 18, 2010
6700 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston, TX 77001
Rising art star Margarita Cabrera presents her trademark soft sculptures created by laborers in an exhibition that, according to the press release, "navigate[s] within a conversation," "presents a dichotomy," and explores "the complexity of the socio-economic issues of migrant labor and their implicit gender associations." Whoa. A tall order. Let’s hope she’s up to the task.
Jenny Schlief, "a white female conceptual artist" (geez) creates a new body of work consisting of rim drawings and a rim sound sculpture/iPod dock. I’m not sure we know what a rim drawing is, but if we know Schlief, it should be nasty.
Fidel Ordonez, a self-taught painter born in Mexico City, presents a large installation built with references to geometric abstraction. Sandwiched between the conceptual heavy-lifting of Cabrera and the multi-culti gender-bending tomfoolery of Schlief, getting any attention at all will be a feat in itself.