- Art & Design
Project Art Auction Preview
Auctions can be an overwhelming endeavor for those with indecision issues. So we decided to give attendees at Monday’s Project Art silent and live auction, presented by Project Paz in conjunction with Banamex, a sneak peek at some of the coolest lots up for grabs. Sure the event, hosted by the likes of Eddie Borgo, Peter Davis and Eugenia Gonzalez will have plenty of socializing opportunities to keep you busy. But with the proceeds from the auction going towards child support efforts in Ciudad Juarez by the FECHAC Foundation, shouldn’t you check out some of the art, too?
Co-curators Anne Huntington, the founder of creative agency AMH Industries, and Amanda Alvarez, a Ciudad Juarez native and Project Paz board member, gave us their favorite picks from Monday’s offerings. If you don’t have your ticket already, head to projectpaz.org. All starting bids on request by emailing Amanda@projectpaz.org. Happy shopping.
Window screen, joint compound and acrylic paint.
“This brings three-dimensional sculpture to life, creating a sculptural painting out of a window screen, joint compound and acrylic paint. The vibrant colors reference textiles, conceptualizing the idea of the ‘textile,’ which represents the ‘underdog’ as Zacarias explains, inspired by the relationship between Oaxacan indigenous textiles and abstract painting. ‘Hope/Esperanza’ plays with the tense relationship between the handmade craft and the art object. Juarez is a subject near and dear to Zacarias, who is from Mexico City and has family living in Juarez and she will travel to there this December to begin an art project to be completed in 2012.”—Huntington