Angel Cabrales opens March 19th at the MAC

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The MAC is proud to announce ‘Uncolonized: A Vision in the Parallel’ by Angel Cabrales .El Paso based sculptor and mixed media artist Angel Cabrales uses science fiction to relay social commentary through his work. In ‘Uncolonized: A Vision in the Parallel’,  Cabrales explores his vision of the Western Hemisphere untouched by European colonization. This body of work centers around a re-imagined legacy of the Indigenous peoples of Latin America and expands on their achievements in culture, science and technology had they been unhindered by colonial invasion. This exhibition is a celebration of ethnic heritage and the rich cultural history of the Indigenous people of Latin-America. The show will open at The MAC on Saturday, March 19th with an opening reception from 6PM – 9PM and will run through Saturday, April 30, 2022. 
ABOUT THE ARTIST Angel Cabrales, MFA, is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and Masters of Fine Arts from The University of North Texas. Angel views everything as an artistic resource and utilizes this in all his creations, from his extensive experience with a variety of mediums and styles, to the intangibles, such as his upbringing in the El Paso Borderlands, his work grows and expands with the requirements presented from each new idea. His father, a retired engineer at White Sands Missile Range, instilled Angel with a great interest in science and engineering, while his mother, a politically active stay at home mother, taught him the importance of community and social work through her volunteer work. Angel’s work is an amalgamation of his upbringing resulting in social/political commentary with an engineered flare. The artwork’s concept ultimately dictates the medium needed for its creation, so artistic evolution is intrinsic in his philosophy. Cabrales is an artist fellow for the Looking for America project out of Washington D.C. and has exhibited in the International TransBorder Biennial, Texas Biennial, AmoA Biennial 600, the Chamizal National Memorial, the Mexic-Arte Museum, MAC Dallas, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ, The Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, El Paso Museum of Art, Wave Pool Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, Grand Art Haus in Phoenix, AZ, Baton Rouge Gallery, and collaborated with the AMBOS Project (an intervention collaboration along the Border) from Los Angeles. He is also featured in the Icons and Symbols of the Borderland book by Diana Molina and La Frontera: Artists along the Mexican/American Border by Stefan Falke. Angel was recently interviewed by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to be included in the Estrellas y Cuentas initiative on Latino Futurism and be selected to participate in the Art in Embassies Program, with work in the Ambassador’s residence in Mexico City. He is represented by the Ro2 Gallery in Dallas, TX and the Royse Contemporary in Scottsdale, AZ. Cabrales is also a member of the International Sculpture Center, the Texas Sculpture Group, and a board member in the JUNTOS art collective. Angel was a juror for the 2020 Student Achievement Awards for Sculpture Magazine.Cabrales teaches all levels of Sculpture at UTEP, created Experimental Systems in Sculpture focused on STEAM elements in art and the Neon Sculpture program. He is head of the EASSI (Engineering + Art + Science = Social Impact) team that works on community engaged projects involving the arts and sciences.