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Ruben Ochoa presents "Cloudless Day" at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT



Jun 05 2014 - Sep 07 2014


LOCATION

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT

FORMAT

Exhibition

Discipline

Visual Arts

In the exhibition Cloudless Day, Ruben Ochoa tackles the genre of California landscape painting, but with his own interpretation. The artist is best known for his monumental sculptural installations, which explore the urban landscape and are created from accessible construction and building materials including galvanized fence posts, concrete slabs, lengths of rebar, chain-link fence, pallets, and excavated dirt. Ochoa “deconstructs a construction worker aesthetic,” seeking to nudge the viewer into reassessing their perception of the everyday environment. It serves as a gateway to issues on class and culture, and the working and merchant class; the virtually ignored population that keeps the machination of large cities such as Los Angeles running and prospering. In that liminal space where Man and Nature collide, is an Ochoa artwork, as in this new series of landscape paintings in the exhibition Cloudless Day.


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