Thursday, June 24, 2021

Guillermo Galindo at Lux Art Institute soon to be ICA North

by Patricia Frischer

Guillermo Galindo takes found objects from along the border and uses them to create sound performances. The items for these instruments are all related to the displacement of people, a re-occurring activity which he explores in a number of ways. This sound represents "the voices of the invisible and removed; while their bodies are no longer present, their presence continues to be felt. "

We are all pretty aware of the border crossing activities but Galindo also explores the movement of indigenous people, for example how the American Indian was displaces by the original Spanish settlement of this same territory. We are told that future displays of his work will document botanical progressions as well. 

All of the above object can be played to produce sound.  Check out Making Visual Music at Lux Art Institute Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt. Photos by Maurice Hewitt.

These are some of the flags that signal a source of water for those immigrating. Sometimes they are removed by border patrols, or just disintegrate from wear and weather. 

detail of one of the embellished flags. 

Hanging made of scraps of fabrics and bits of emergency silver blankets

Guillermo Galindo

Lux Art Institute: Guillermo Galindo
Sat, June 19, 2021 through
Sat July 31, 2021
Sat June 19, 2021 through
Sat, August 7, 2021

This was my first in person viewing since March 2020 of any art work. I climbed to the top of the Lux property to have a look at the two sculptures which I had only viewed online up to now. 

Close up of the weathered Beatriz Cortez’s steel and sheet-metal Glacial Erratic on view through August. 

Looking down into Christian Tedeschi’s recycled fabric-rock well . Well, Well, Well ,Well, Well


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