No. 559: Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Jess T. Dugan

Episode No. 559 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Esteban Cabeza de Baca and Jess T. Dugan.

The Momentary in Bentonville, Ark. is presenting “Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Let Earth Breathe” through September 25. Across the exhibition, Cabeza de Baca deconstructs the colonial European-American landscape tradition by re-considering painting and sculpture as a collaboration with nature. It was curated by Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas with Taylor Jasper. Cabeza de Baca’s work is also included in “Plein Air” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. The exhibition was curated by Aurora Tang and will be on view through February 5, 2023.

Heidi Howard is a creative collaborator for the exhibition “Let Earth Breathe” who helped conceive of the Host Native plant sculpture garden. They are an artist, sculptor and painter of portraits.

Cabeza de Baca’s work has been shown at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, The Drawing Center, New York City.

Jess T. Dugan’s work is included within “Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births,” which is at the MassArt Art Museum through December 18. This conversation previously aired on Episode No. 468 when photographs from Dugan‘s “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” project were at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Dugan produced “To Survive on This Shore” with their partner, Vanessa Fabbre, a social worker and professor at Washington University in St. Louis. The book related to the project was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018. It is available from Amazon and from Indiebound.

Instagram: Cabeza de Baca, Dugan, Tyler Green.

Air date: July 21, 2022.

Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Beaver Moon, 2022.

Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Besar La Tierra, 2021.

Esteban Cabeza de la Baca, Host, 2022.

Esteban Cabeza de la Baca, Host, 2022.

Teotihuacan-Style Hollow Figurine with Removable Chest Plate, 5th-7thC, Escuintla.

Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Vessels, 2020.

Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Guitarra, 2021.

Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Pow wow, 2020.

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