Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Features Works by Margarita Cabrera
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will present the exhibit, Margarita Cabrera: The Space in Between, on view from Sept. 15 through Jan. 22, 2012. The exhibition was organized by SECCA, and curated by Steven Matijcio.
Cabrera is a Mexican-American artist, activist and organizer whose objects and activities address timely issues related to border relations, labor practices and immigration. Turning crafts and their manufacture into the vehicle for socio-political consideration, she questions con-temporary applications of post-NAFTA Latin American labor.
Drawing upon local communities, Cabrera orchestrates the manufacture of soft, vinyl sculptures resembling backpacks, bicycles, potted plants, domestic appliances, pianos, and full-sized automobiles. Throughout the process, she works with displaced immigrants – organizing workshops and ad hoc corporations to close the gulf between third world production and first world consumption.
In the summer of 2011, Cabrera will lead a workshop in Winston-Salem, in which the products will be displayed alongside existing work in this fall exhibition.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 336/725-1904 or visit (www.secca.org).
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