NEW LACE Edition by Carmen Argote
In this new edition titled BLOAT, Argote explores notions of time, repetition, and language through mixed media, with food as a main mark-making tool. The unveiling of Argote’s limited edition print featured a conversation between Carmen Argote and LACE Chief Curator and Director of Programming Daniela Lieja Quintanar, followed by a Q&A with guests. BLOAT was guided by Eric Gero Editions.
“I was invited to create an edition print for LACE. I thought about how a print is about the transfer of a mark, from one surface onto another surface. Direct contact is what makes the mark.”
– Carmen Argote
Carmen Argote (b.1981, Guadalajara, Mexico; lives and works in Los Angeles) received her MFA in 2007 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also received her BFA in 2004. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Visual Arts Center, University of Texas, Austin (2020); New Museum, New York (2019); PAOS, Guadalajara, Mexico (2019); Ballon Rouge Collective, Istanbul, Turkey (2019) and New York (2018); Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, Colombia (2018); Panel LA, Los Angeles (2017); Adjunct Positions Gallery, Los Angeles (2015); MAK Center, Los Angeles (2015); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2014); and Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2013). Argote has been featured in group exhibitions at SculptureCenter, New York (2019); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana (2017); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2017), Ballroom Marfa (2017); and Denver Art Museum (2017). She is the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2019); Artadia Los Angeles award (2019), Artist Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2015), and a California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2013).