17" x 5.25" x 2.25" (43,18 x 13,3 x 5,7 cm) Leather, fabric, acrylic, metal
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The unequivocal violence at the center of my work serves as the vehicle to address the social wars in the streets, as well as the wars battled behind doors. Ultimately, by navigating this wide spectrum of the power dynamics, I work my way into the turmoil of the human condition.
Some of the creatures that populate my work are merged in a forced togetherness, and yet they are unable to reach one another. Or isolated, they float in a blank space, sterile and alien. They seem suspended in an emotional purgatory from where they are either longing for something that does not come or mourning for something long gone. Their incompleteness unveils a state of extreme inadequacy and profound disagreement.
Artist influenced by: science fiction, folk tales, soap operas, and a voyeuristic sensationalism predominant in our culture
Dolores Zorreguieta was born in Argentina in 1965. In 1987 she graduated from The National School of Fine Arts. A year later she had her first solo exhibition at Frans Van Riel Gallery. In 1992 she moved to New York where she started experimenting with installation thanks to a class taught by Jessica Stockholder at New York University. In 1994 she was selected to be part of The Bronx Museum of the Arts Artist in the Marketplace program. That same year she was awarded a grant to create an installation at Franklin Furnace. In the late nineties, she began exploring digital art and video. She has received grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts and The New York State Council on the Arts. She has exhibited in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. In addition to her artistic practice, she was invited by Martha Wilson to be Franklin Furnace’s Program Coordinator in 2003. In 2008 she relocated in Campbell, California, an hour south of San Francisco.
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