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Ten cactus shaped sculptures sit in a bed of sand on the floor. Across the room are similar sculptures and framed art on a wall.

La Línea Imaginaria

La Línea Imaginaria is a binational exhibition of pieces including sculpture, photography, videos, and drawings by artist Karla García. The installation features the cactus form in clay as an interpretation of Mexican cultural history. The sculptures are created with raw terracotta clay to honor the US-Mexico borderland. With objects on display at the same time in both Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso and Parque Público El Chamizal in Ciudad Juárez, La Línea Imaginaria connects the two parks and their respective cities.
The exhibition runs from mid August through the end of November, 2022. Contact us for details. The Franklin G. Smith Gallery is accessible by checking in at the visitor information desk in the Cultural Center during regular hours of operation.

Artist Karla García

Karla García was born in Mexico and is currently based in the United States. She creates installations and sculptures with clay, found objects, and other materials symbolic of her Mexican heritage and migration. García is Professor of Art at the Dallas College - Mountain View Campus. She completed an MFA degree in Ceramics and a Museum Education Certificate from the University of North Texas in May of 2019. The same year, she was awarded Top Prize at the Sixth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Exhibition. García was selected as a visiting artist at the Dallas Museum of Art where she created a four-month interactive installation titled Carrito de Memorias, which was selected to be exhibited at a Latin American Fine Art Competition in New York. García attended an international artist residency in St. Raphael, France in 2020, where she began the exploration of her desert landscape work featured in the Nasher Windows: Home and Land Project in August 2020. In 2021, García exhibited a new iteration of this work at Gallery 12.26 in Dallas, Texas, and most recently she was awarded the Nasher Artist Grant for her studio expenses to create the installation La Línea Imaginaria. She was a resident at Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency in 2021, where she developed her project and exhibition.

Last updated: August 12, 2022

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