July 22, 2017

Teeing Up This Summer

Exploring around, under, and through art

Artist Pia Camil’s current exhibition Bara, Bara, Bara, at the Dallas Contemporary gives you the rare opportunity to not only touch the art, but to explore it from above, below, and even through.

Taschen Library at The Joule manager Erin Johnson getting into it
Taschen Library at The Joule manager Erin Johnson getting into the exhibit

For the show’s centerpiece, Divisor Pirata, vintage tees were sourced from Mexico City street markets, deconstructed, and resewn into vast suspended panels. Viewers can duck beneath the billowed sheets or poke through the shirts’ neck-bands into a sea of color.

The shift of perspective is a nod to the Mexico City native’s interest in current conversations on trade and border. All of the tees were originally manufactured in Latin America, sold to retailers in the United States, and slowly tracked back into the mercados.

The Details: Through August 20 at the Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street. Click here to read more about the current exhibitions.