There is a knowing wink in an exhibition titled “sophisticated shit.” Used by Spanish speakers when one has forgotten a particular word, the slang term chingadera inflects the practices on display here with jocularity, framing the work in a discourse of the not yet known.
Kohn Gallery , in Los Angeles, presents Chingaderas Sofisticadas , an unprecedented exhibition that brings together nine outstanding artists living in Guadalajara, whose varied practices contribute to the growing cultural ascent and international recognition of that Mexican city.
Chingaderas Sofisticadas — sophisticated f**kers — is the provocative title of a group show of artists associated with the culturally rich city of Guadalajara. Organized by Esthella Provas with Samantha Glaser, it includes a marvelous painting by Jorge Méndez Blake.
Born in Mexico City, Mexico, 1972
Lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico
Gonzalo Lebrija has been working for some time on the aesthetic experience of frozen instant. His work is in the poetical field of conceptual perpective, always as a witness of the passage of time as the moment that elapses between life and death.
Gonzalo Lebrija was co-founder and co-director of OPA, Oficina de Proyecto de Arte in Guadalajara, Mexico.