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SLAG Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present “HUMANO (+),” an exhibition of recent works by California-based artist Dionicio Hector Mendoza.
Bound to arrayed geographical localities as a result of incorporating found objects into the mix, Mendoza’s sculptures tend ultimately toward the geological. Like the readily legible chapters of time and terrestrial torque in metamorphic rock, the visual divisibilities and material morphings in Mendoza’s creations speak to change over time, environmental and technological alike, and to how one’s sense of self, substance and place might evolve and alter therewith.
— Paul D’Agostino
Mendoza received a MFA from Yale University School of Fine Art, New Haven, CT, in 2009
and a BFA, Summa Cum Laude from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, in 2001.
Recent awards and shows include:
Ralph Mayer Prize, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Selected of the Selected, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Proof, Souther Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Build Your Own World, ZERO 1 Biennial San Jose CA Border Biennial, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Material Culture, Euphrat Museum of Art, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA
Mind Maps, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA