September 14 - November 2, 2019
“Taking their cue from the writings of Donald Judd, Hierro’s sculptural and pictorial objects play with the “specificity” that Judd claimed as Minimalist painting and sculpture’s formal refusal of illusionism. In Hierro’s hands, the social specificity of objects becomes a means of cultural cryptography. Her specific objects include groceries and sundries, packaged snacks, magazines, weekly circular ads, old-master paintings, and drugstore receipts.
Lucia Hierro: Objetos Específicos includes works from her ongoing Mercado series of oversized translucent tote bags filled with selections of soft-sculpture items. As if the choice of particular shoppers, each bag seems to convey the personality of an individual, identifiable in part by the markers of education, taste, and tradition ostensibly purchased. We can also see each, in part, as a self-portrait. Signifiers of the artist’s Dominican American heritage and upbringing in the uptown Manhattan neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood may include Goya beans, Embajador cocoa, and Ponds cold cream.”
Opening: September 14, 2019 | 7–9 pm
905 West Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, 75208 TexasGet directions