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Margarita Cabrera

Mc_backpack_blue South of the Borderless   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Margarita Cabrera, Sergio de la Torre and Vicky Funari, Christina Fernandez, Coco Fusco, Erika Harrsch, Pedro Lasch, Delilah Montoya, Dulce Pinzón at BRIC Arts | Media House September 3rd, 2009 - October 10th, 2009
Posted 9/6/09

                  BRIC Rotunda Gallery is a brainy, politically-minded art space in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. Commencing BRIC's 2009-2010 season, Status Report is a knowledgeably curated show about Mexican immigration and borders—the first show of its caliber in New York City. The show includes meaningful conceptual and visual artwork based upon real life labor and border issues concerning immigrants and their movement in North America.    Erika Harrsch's installation draws you in wi... [more]

Roadtrip1_large On the Road   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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verda alexander, Eleanor Antin, Jane Benson, Val Britton, Jeff Brouws, C5, Margarita Cabrera, Sophie Calle, Steven Deo, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Candace Plummer Guadiani, Gilbert Guerrero, Charles LaBelle, Dorothea Lange, Roger Minick, Wright Morris, Catherine Opie, Sasha Petrenko, Kathleen Quillian, Lordy Rodriguez, Ed Ruscha, Gregory Shephard, Tracey Snelling, Indigo Som, Zoe Sonenberg, Amy Stein, Joseph Wilhelm, Sandra Wong at San Jose Museum of Art September 19th, 2008 - January 25th, 2009
Posted 12/29/08

  There's something undeniably, seductively American about the concept of the road trip. The phrase necessarily conjures images of vast expanses of land, endless open roads, lonely pit-stop diners, and garish neon motel signs forever winking VACANT into the night—images all uniquely American. It's no wonder; qualities inherited from our pioneering predecessors—a (sub)conscious desire to embrace uncertainty, pursue possibility, seek the unknown, and, of course, to be free—find perfect expression... [more]

Tractor06 Interview with Margarita Cabrera  
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6/29/08

Los Angeles, CA - Margarita Cabrera's work is both contemporary and political.  It's pop art and soulful art.  It's infused with craft, knowlege of contemporary art, self awareness and personal history.  Her work is filled with what might seem like ironies, but her ideas and processes work together to produce honest and quite awe prevoking work. She uses craft processes of sewing and working with clay to reproduce common objects and machines which contain loaded meanings and uses.  Her work deal... [more]

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Margarita Cabrera at Walter Maciel Gallery January 18th, 2007 - February 24th, 2007
Posted 2/6/07

As someone interested in Art History in the most specific, nerdy, quasi-obsessive way, I often think about what it must have been like to view those oh-so-quintessential exhibitions that have inquisitive Art Historians dreaming of tenure: the first Salon de Refusés, the Nazi Entartete Kunst exhibition, Robert Morris at the Green Gallery etc. But me, I would have loved to see Claes Oldenburg’s The Store of 1961, with its tacky paintedness, its focus on uselessness, and its commentary on consumption.... [more]

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