Blog / Dario Robleto: A rare peek

Posted By Wendy Hower

Dario Robleto, "Music Has the Right to Children," work in progress.

It’s not often that we are permitted to see an artist’s work in progress.

The mysterious image above grabbed us when Inman Gallery’s e-newsletter arrived yesterday.

As in all of artist Dario Robleto’s work, the objects in this image are not how they appear at first glance.

We suspect the butterflies and crystals are very special!

The Nasher Museum’s collection includes several important works of art by Dario Robleto, who lives and works in Houston.

The e-newsletter from Houston-based Inman Gallery follows here:

We are very pleased to announce that artist Dario Robleto will have a solo exhibition at the Menil Collection in the Fall of 2014. Entitled The Boundary of Life Is Quietly Crossed, it will be on view August 16 – November 30, 2014. The exhibition has been commissioned and developed through a joint research residency with the Menil Collection and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston. As the culmination of the artist’s research, the project will be realized at the Menil as a sculptural assemblage including rare historical recordings, and objects made by the artist.

In other news, Robleto will open a solo exhibition of new work entitled The Dismantled Sun at Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France in October 2013. This will be Robleto’s third exhibition with the gallery.  His work was recently on view in More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing Since the 1990’s, Ackland Museum of Art, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; it will travel to Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, TN (opening there September 20). The catalogue which includes a commissioned essay by Robleto, is available for purchase at the gallery. Robleto’s work is also currently on view in the exhibition Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement, through September 9th at the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA. 

Coming up, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, is the exhibition Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and their Contemporary Relatives (opening November 10, 2013). Robleto will have work in the show and has also contributed an essay to the catalogue. 

A vintage piece of Robleto’s was recently mentioned in a fascinating essay entitled “Blankets, The Original Viral Media”, published in Atlantic, as part of an ongoing series entitled OBJECT LESSONS: The hidden lives of ordinary things. Here’s the link to the whole essay.

IMAGE: Dario Robleto, “Music Has the Right to Children,” work in progress. Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston.

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