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Abyss Rocío Caballero

February 22 – October 13, 2019 Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery
Black and white photograph of Rocío Caballero painting in studio

Rocío Caballero (b. Azcapotzalco, México D.F. 1964) brings us face to face with a world alive with allegories and symbolism, wherein the artist makes use of figuration as a kind of personal language. Abyss, mirrors a dreamlike realm that transports us from the voluptuous sensuality of a female body that lies within water and accompanied by seafaring creatures, to the image of a woman transgressed. Meanwhile, the representation of the man is lethal and cruel, full of power he celebrates, while he coaches and plays a treacherous game. In her artwork, Caballero places her characters at the edge of a psychological and moral abyss where many of them overstep, fall and disparagingly continue to exist in an aimless and impassive universe.

PARTICIPATING ARTIST

Rocío Caballero

CURATOR

Dolores Mercado

ORGANIZING INSTITUTION

National Museum of Mexican Art

GALLERY VIEWS

All images below are a glimpse into the exhibition for those who could not attend in person. Photo credit: Michael Tropea

Exhibition Highlights