Exhibition - Pia Camil

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June 3, 2015

From: Contemporary Arts Center

Pia Camil was born in Mexico City and looks to the streets of her native city for inspiration. Her imagery is drawn from urban detritus and appears as disassociated portions of billboards presenting large canvas paintings that hang like curtains from the gallery ceiling. In these works Camil explores what she calls the "aestheticization of failure" drawing visual cues from deteriorating urban landscapes and translating them into desirable art objects. Her geometric abstractions are created through a labor-intensive process in which fabrics are hand-dyed and stitched together. For her exhibition at the CAC, Camil will create a new series of paintings in dialogue with the architecture of the space inviting new interaction and navigation from the audience. There will also be a selection of vases that reflect forms established in the hanging works, as part of the young artist's first solo museum show in the United States.

Dates: November 06, 2015 - March 13, 2016


Saturday - Monday: 10 am 4 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 10 am 9 pm


Contemporary Arts Center,
Address: 44 East Sixth Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Museum Admission:

Adults: $7.50
Educators, Seniors (60+) & Students: $5.50
Members and Children under 5: Free

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