- June 14, 2016
-- Shade Projects is proud to present Delineation, the solo exhibition of Texas artist, Angel Cabrales. We are thrilled to showcase a large-scale sculptural installation titled Juegos Fronteras, which is a Playground that aims to show the metaphorical restrictions placed upon our future and youth by the placement of borders in an area dependent on the free flow of Cultures. In restricting the flow for safety and security the Playground is rendered useless for those outside and cripples the ability of those inside to truly experience the freedom and joys the grounds encourage. Cabrales said, "This installation was conceptualized by the current issues on immigration in Southwest, as well as the rest of the nation."
Cabrales is a multi-media sculptor who is creating dynamic sculptures and interactive installations that he says, "Is inspired by a great love for science, math and engineering, as well as science fiction and pop culture along with a passion for machinery and gadgets which translates into my work." His artwork utilizes industrial design and commercialism approaching tough topics through a satirical lens, resulting in artwork that blends social and political concerns of today while beginning an important dialogue started with viewers and participants, states Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.
Cabrales was traditionally trained and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Arizona State University and went on to receive his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. Currently he is the Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Texas at El Paso, and he is a part of the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department Board for the City of El Paso.
He has exhibited his artwork extensively in Texas and Arizona, having his work featured in both solo and group exhibitions at renown institutions and galleries. Cabrales has been exhibited at such places as the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, The Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, Brownsville Fine Arts Museum, El Paso Museum of Art, just to name a few. His work has been featured in numerous online and print publications including the El Paso Times, Huffington Post, Phoenix New Times, and Arizona Republic just to name a few.
The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception for Delineation on First Friday, August 5th, 2016 from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance. The closing reception will be held on Friday, August 19th, 2016 from 6-9pm. Delineation will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from August 5th until August 28th, 2016. Please visit our website for more information at monorchid.com and all exhibition inquiries please contact Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.