Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection, an exhibition of Benito Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum, brought a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist. The creation of Fresh Perspectives involved close cooperation between the artist and the museum, as Huerta chose works that spoke to him from the vaults of the Carter to supplement works from his oeuvre chosen by Associate Curator Maggie Adler.
With images appropriated from popular culture and art history, Huerta’s art addresses politics, money, war, the environment, and Mexican culture. He adds a critical eye to his role as co-curator, combing through our collection to pick works often overlooked or that he has reinterpreted using an artist’s perspective.
Benito HuertaFin, 2006
Benito HuertaIntermission, 2013
Charcoal and graphite on paper
Benito HuertaThe Eyes of Benjamin Franklin, 2004
Watercolor and photocopy on paper
Benito HuertaMeaning of Sight, 2003
Watercolor on paper
Armin LandeckStudio Interior No. 2, 1936
Ed RuschaHollywood in the Rain, 1969
George InnessOld Apple Trees, ca. 1880-1885
Transparent and opaque watercolor on paper
Richard MisrachFlooded Snack Bar, Salton Sea, 1984
Dye coupler print
This exhibition coincides with the Carter’s Atrium installation of Huerta’s large-scale painting, Axis Mundi v. 2.
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