Art & Nature

Art & Nature

November 2-5, 2017

Pablo Vargas Lugo: Seascape
Thursday, November 2 - Sunday, December 2
Main Beach, Laguna Beach
Free admission

For the fifth edition of Art & Nature, Mexican artist Pablo Vargas Lugo has chosen to bring the intervention sponsored annually by Laguna Art Museum into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. This artwork will acknowledge the origins of Laguna Beach as a haven for plein air painters, and its character as a city whose imagination remains firmly set on the seas in spite of its incorporation into the vast urban sprawl of Southern California. During Art & Nature the ever-changing seascape and a familiar element of urban infrastructure and growth will come together, pinpointing a small section of the ocean as a seascape under observation and reminding viewers of the shifting conditions under which development and our future are taking form.

About Pablo Vargas

Pablo Vargas

Pablo Vargas Lugo was born in Mexico City in 1968. He studied at the National School of Visual Arts in the National University of Mexico from 1988 to 1993. Since 1991 his work has been shown extensively in Mexico, South America, the United States, and Europe. Among his most important solo exhibitions are micromegas, at Museo Amparo, Puebla and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City; Intemperie at Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City; Eclipses for Austin at the Blanton Museum of Art; Contemporary Projects at LACMA in Los Angeles; and Congo Bravo at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City.

Lugo's work has been shown at the 26th Bienal de São Paulo and the 5th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and in institutions such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and MALBA in Buenos Aires. He lives and works in Mexico City.

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