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Carmen Argote in Conversation with Curator Margot Norton

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Carmen Argote, Patio con Citrus / Patio with Citrus, 2019. Cochineal and lemon on watercolor paper, 197 × 116 in (500 × 294 cm). Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

Join us for a special in-gallery conversation between artist Carmen Argote and Curator Margot Norton on the occasion of “Carmen Argote: As Above, So Below.” For her first solo museum exhibition in New York City, Argote’s large-scale paintings and works on paper incorporate fruit, plants, and other natural materials gathered from in and around her recent residency in Guadalajara, Mexico. Argote and Norton will discuss Argote’s use of these unusual and symbolic materials, as well as the intricate threads of embodiment, performance, and community engagement involved in the creation of her work.

Carmen Argote (b. 1981, Guadalajara, Mexico) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA and MFA from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Her work as been exhibited at various institutions, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2017); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017); National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago (2015); MAK Center, Los Angeles (2015); and Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2013). She is a recipient of the Artadia Award, Los Angeles (2019); the Rema Hort Mann Foundation YoYoYo Grant (2015); and the California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2013).

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