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Mario Ybarra Jr. | “…like a cow visiting a butcher shop…”
Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 4 – 7 PM
On display Oct. 12 – Dec. 1, 2019
An installation resembling a hybrid-butcher shop / musical stage set, with hams and cuts of meat made of wood. This piece was originally shown at ARCO Madrid 2013 and this will be its first presentation in the US.
Mario Ybarra, Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he calls “contemporary art that is filtered through a Mexican American experience in Los Angeles.” He has received critical acclaim for site-specific urban interventions that often bring to light little-known aspects of a particular location’s cultural history.