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Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between
February 10 — June 10, 2018
Photo Credit

Space in Between - Nopal (Lucia Fernandez)
Border patrol uniform fabric, copper wire, thread, terra cotta pot
40 x 36 x 14 in.
Collection of the artist

Overview

Space in Between is a collaboration between artist Margarita Cabrera, the Arizona State University Art Museum, and the Desert Botanical Garden. A continuation of Cabrera’s ongoing work with Latino communities, the project centers on the creation of artworks and promotion of cultural dialogues revolving around themes related to community, craft, immigration, cultural identity, and labor. The works on view are fabric forms that resemble desert plants and incorporate stories—stitched into the material itself—of the experiences of Mexicans crossing the U.S. border.

Margarita Cabrera was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and grew up in Mexico City, Salt Lake City, and El Paso, Texas. She received an MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY. In 2012, she was a recipient of the Knight Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cabrera was also a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the ArtPace Residency. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Arizona State University in Tempe.