Where Edges Meet
Where Edges Meet is the first major museum exhibition devoted to a comprehensive view of Eddie Dominguez’s artistic journey that spans over thirty years of studio practice. The exhibition features many types of work that Dominguez has created including mixed media, works on paper, performance, and the ceramic sculpture environments that he is well known for.
A Roswell resident, Dominguez is widely considered one of the important contemporary artists working in New Mexico today. Growing up in Tucumcari, a small community in northeastern New Mexico on historic Route 66, Dominguez had little opportunity to experience the contemporary art world. Yet, as a child he always had the desire to create. Being the youngest of eight children in a tight knit Hispanic family it was often family and friends that encouraged his early exploration in the visual arts. His Aunt filled her house with many handcrafted items and shrines. The “magical environment” that she created still has an influence that resonates in his work. “Art was my next-door neighbor making a quilt; it was my aunt crocheting, or my mother making a dress or working with my brother in his upholstery shop. The most honest influences that I have had can be found in the little things of my home.”
Dominguez’s innovative work explores and celebrates common household objects and the multicultural influences of the Southwest. His work moves freely between the worlds of contemporary art and Route 66 souvenir shops selling New Mexico kitsch.
Dominguez has exhibited across North America for the past twenty-eight years. His work has been featured in forty-three solo exhibitions and one hundred and eighty-seven group exhibitions. Dominguez’s work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York.