Maureen Paley is hosting the Mexico City based gallery joségarcía ,mx for Condo – a collaborative exhibition of international galleries in London.
The center pieces of Eduardo Sarabia’s show (*1976, US) at Maureen Paley gallery’s ground floor are two vases with the typical white and cobalt blue glazing of Talavera pottery. On the vases, narco-themed scenes of crime, drugs, girls and tropical birds are painted. By placing them on wooden boxes baring logos of grocery chains, the artist makes the topic of drug cartel wars clash with both traditional Mexican craft and global consumerism. Some themes from the vases reappear as wall paintings, especially created by the artist for the London exhibition.
Being born and raised in L.A. as a son of Mexican immigrants, Sarabia lived in Berlin for a couple of years and relocated to Guadalajara in 2013. He also shows some works from his Painting Memories series which is characterized by faces dissolved into acrylic smears. If you are interested in learning more about Eduardo Sarabia, I can recommend his recent Frieze feature.
The show is part of Condo – a collaborative exhibition of international galleries in London. 17 host galleries share their spaces with visiting galleries from all over the world. The shows are on for a few more weeks. To learn more visit the Condo website.
On show through 11 February 2018