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Eddie Dominguez: Garden of Eden
April 24 @ 12:00 pm - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
One event on July 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The youngest of eight children, Eddie Dominguez grew up in Tucumcari, New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Amarillo on historic Route 66. He came to national prominence in the mid-1980s for highly stylized dinnerware sets that also stack into sculptural forms. In his work, Dominguez frequently references his home state’s vegetation, landforms, weather, and Hispano-Catholic culture. The dual nature of Dominguez’s objects, which inhabit the gray area between utility and art for art’s sake, reflects his personal experience as a New Mexican who studied ceramics in the Anglo-dominated East: whether we see “art” or “craft,” local Hispano or melting pot American depends completely on the immediate context.
Exhibit on view March 30 – July 28, 2019
Programs related to the exhibition sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.