GLOW Artist in Residence Talk - Everywhere: Recent Projects by Rebeca Méndez
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
* Please note this event takes place on a Wednesday evening.
6:30-8:30pm Visual presentation and discussion
Rebeca Méndez was born in Mexico City and received her MFA from Art Center College of Design. She is currently a professor in the department of Design | Media Arts at UCLA. She has shown her work at ARCO Madrid 29th International Art Fair; X Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador; the National Design Triennial; the Beall Center for Art and Technology, University of California, Irvine; the Alyce Williamson Gallery, Pasadena; the Broad Art Center, UCLA; Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. In addition, her work has been exhibited at, and is represented in collections of, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York; the Denver Art Museum; the Freitag Historical Museum, Hannover; and Museo José Luís Cuevas, Mexico City.
About Anywhere: Selected Works by Rebeca Méndez
The exhibition includes photographs captured during her travels to Iceland, a place Méndez frequents for its unusual geological and climate phenomena. Three triptychs from her series About to Happen show isolated single still-frames from her 16mm film shoots throughout the island, Dettifoss 001–003, capture an instant of the most powerful waterfall in all Europe. Two photographs from her series Weatherscapes document the iceberg lagoon Jökulsárlón under heavy fog at dawn. Méndez, in her Homeland # 3 series, using her own documentary photography from far-flung places like Patagonia and the Sahara desert, explores the sense of ambivalence of the processing (or exploitation) of nature—while her panoramic images allude to the sublime in nature, they simultaneously reveal their synthetic process of construction.
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