July 11 - August 19, 2023
From the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts:
“Instant Exposure: A Habit of Documenting pairs Polaroids taken by Andy Warhol between 1975 and 1986 with Polaroids taken by El Paso-based artists Beatrice Macias Caballero and Julio Barrera. Warhol used Polaroids like sketches, taking hundreds of photographs of his subjects and choosing a select few to enlarge and produce silkscreened paintings. Drawn to the immediate and tangible results as well as the uniform size, ease of use, and accessibility of the Polaroid camera, Warhol was able to archive friends, artists, celebrities, and politicians, in addition to everyday household and domestic objects. Beatrice Macias Caballero uses Polaroids as a means to document landscapes and street scenes. Julio Barrera uses them as a visual diary, capturing strangers walking down the street and other neighborhood happenings.
We invite you to bring and share your own Polaroids of our border community: show us your local celebrities, your household collections, and the landscapes that make this place home.”
Reception: July 14, 2023 | 5–8 pm
500 West University Ave.
El Paso, 79968 TX
(915) 747-6151Get directions