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Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical, December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza: Slightly Illogical

December 5, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Adrian Esparza, Crosscut, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Crosscut, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Vanishing, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Vanishing, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Vanishing, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Vanishing, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Terminus, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Terminus, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Terminus, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Terminus, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Cluster, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Cluster, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets, 2020

Adrian Esparza, Crosscut, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Crosscut, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

33h x 42w in

AE047

Adrian Esparza, Crosscut, (detail), 2020

Adrian Esparza

Crosscut, (detail), 2020

Adrian Esparza, Terminus, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Terminus, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

73h x 42w in

AE044

Adrian Esparza, Terminus, (detail), 2020

Adrian Esparza

Terminus, (detail), 2020

Adrian Esparza, Vanishing, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Vanishing, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 62w in

AE045

Adrian Esparza, Vanishing, (detail), 2020

Adrian Esparza

Vanishing, (detail), 2020

Adrian Esparza, Viewfinder, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Viewfinder, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 52w in

AE048

Adrian Esparza, Viewfinder (2020), 2020

Adrian Esparza

Viewfinder (2020), 2020

Adrian Esparza, Runway, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Runway, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 92w in

AE046

Adrian Esparza, Cluster, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Cluster, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

2 units @ 42h x 82w in
84h x 82w in or
42h x 164w in.

AE050

Adrian Esparza, Cluster 1, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Cluster 1, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 82w in

AE042

Adrian Esparza, Cluster 2, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Cluster 2, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 82w in

AE043

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets 1, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Haley's Comets 1, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 42w in

AE038

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets 2, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Haley's Comets 2, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 42w in

AE039

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets 3, 2020

Adrian Esparza

Haley's Comets 3, 2020

sarape, wood, nails, enamel

42h x 42w in

AE040

Adrian Esparza, Haley's Comets (detail), 2020

Adrian Esparza

Haley's Comets (detail), 2020

Press Release

Adrian Esparza b. 1970 - El Paso based artist, Adrian Esparza, explores material culture by “re-instilling lost value in found objects.” Esparza first drew international appreciation through his deconstruction of the Mexican serape. Drawing inspiration from modern architecture, physical landscapes, and mid-century minimalist artists, Esparza depicts dramatic one and two-point perspectives to form striking dimensionality and volume. The artist diffuses color and expands space by weaving sarape thread around nails to form a grid. Geometric structures present in his drawings and sculptures re-imagine his own Mexican-American cultural heritage.

Adrian Esparza received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and his M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in 1998. Artist residencies include ArtPace in San Antonio and the Border Art Residency in La Union. Esparza’s textile pieces travel the globe through exhibitions in the following museums and galleries: Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY; Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. Most recently, the Dallas Museum of Art featured Esparza’s pieces through the C3 Visiting Artists Project. Esparza’s works reside in the permanent collections of multiple museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Perez Miami Art Museum.

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