Plumed Serpent and Other Parties 2016

2016 Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.

In the work of Eduardo Sarabia (Los Angeles, 1976), pottery has become one of the most important mediums for interweaving traditional elements—such as Talavera—with themes of social and natural order that are related to activities associated with illegal economies and survival.

Plumed Serpent and Other Parties is the most recent installation conceived by the artist, as a result of a personal fascination with the quetzal –its myths and current reality. On it, a montage of sculptures and drawings suggests an alternate path into border-like terrains. Plumed Serpent and Other Parties is an allegorical accumulation of ancient tales, references from political context, new mythologies and a representation of a taxidermy collection of nearly 300 birds that are in danger of extinction, as is the case of the quetzal, the lovely cotinga, the squirrel cuckoo, and the roseate spoonbill.

Eduardo Sarabia would like to thank Julián Jaime, Michele de Alba, Manuel García, Enrique Nuño, Uwaldo Macías Bernadés, Ursula Hernández, Cristina Sescosse, Karla Vázquez, Kenya Rodríguez, Enrique Cabrales, José Noé Suro, Chino Cóatl, Julieta Beltran and José García, Art21Studio, as well as Colección Promodesa, Colección Diéresis, Colección Gaia, Colección Juncal and Fundacion Black Coffee Gallery.

© Eduardo Sarabia 2016

Plumed Serpent and Other Parties 2016

30 de julio - 13 de noviembre del 2016
at Museo Tamayo Mexico City

 

In the work of Eduardo Sarabia (Los Angeles, 1976), pottery has become one of the most important mediums for interweaving traditional elements—such as Talavera—with themes of social and natural order that are related to activities associated with illegal economies and survival.

Plumed Serpent and Other Parties is the most recent installation conceived by the artist, as a result of a personal fascination with the quetzal –its myths and current reality. On it, a montage of sculptures and drawings suggests an alternate path into border-like terrains. Plumed Serpent and Other Parties is an allegorical accumulation of ancient tales, references from political context, new mythologies and a representation of a taxidermy collection of nearly 300 birds that are in danger of extinction, as is the case of the quetzal, the lovely cotinga, the squirrel cuckoo, and the roseate spoonbill.

Eduardo Sarabia would like to thank Julián Jaime, Michele de Alba, Manuel García, Enrique Nuño, Uwaldo Macías Bernadés, Ursula Hernández, Cristina Sescosse, Karla Vázquez, Kenya Rodríguez, Enrique Cabrales, José Noé Suro, Chino Cóatl, Julieta Beltran and José García, Art21Studio, as well as Colección Promodesa, Colección Diéresis, Colección Gaia, Colección Juncal and Fundacion Black Coffee Gallery.