Opening Reception: Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time

Sebastián, Calabi I (detail), 2008, Digital print of a Quantics sculpture. (Courtesy Fundación Sebastián, A.C.)

Sebastián, Calabi I (detail), 2008, Digital print of a Quantics sculpture. (Courtesy Fundación Sebastián, A.C.)

Program and Ribbon Cutting: 6:30pm
Admission: $10.00 or Free for Members!
Specialty Cocktails: Palomas
Desserts: Rocheli Patisserie
Antojitos Mexicanos
Parking: Frost Bank Tower $10

About the Exhibition

Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to present Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time. This is the first time an exhibition of the artist's work is featured in the City of Austin. The exhibit examines his artistic practice in relation to mathematical concepts that inform his designs and sculptures. Sebastián developed his own artistic language, incorporating science, mathematics and symbolism to create each original artwork. Known for his monumental sculptures located in cities around the world, he often combines brilliant colors with the abstract forms of minimalism that are both gestural and emotionally expressive. A multifaceted artist, the exhibition includes smaller scale sculptures and photographs of his urban artworks; sculptures from his Transformables and Quantics series; and examples of his fashion and jewelry design. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Fundación Sebastián, Juntos Podemos, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, and others.

About the Artist

Sebastián (born Enrique Carbajal González on November 15, 1947 in Santa Rosalía de Camargo, Chihuahua, México) is a world-renowned Mexican sculptor based in Mexico City. He is primarily known for his monumental structures, which are constructed from iron or concrete and exist in cities around the world from San Antonio, Texas to Osaka, Japan. His sculptural work is based in geometric concepts.  A brilliant and multifaceted artist, Sebastián’s work range includes architectural design, painting, smaller scale sculpture, jewelry, set design, multimedia shows, fashion and costume design, and more. In 1997, he formed the Fundación Cultural Sebastián (Mexico City) and Museo Sebastián (City of Chihuahua), which features a permanent collection exhibition of Sebastián’s work.

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