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Ro2 Art is proud to present IT CAME FROM BEYOND THE BORDER 3: TENDER CARE DETENTION, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist, Angel Cabrales. The show will run from January 26 through February 23, 2019. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, January 26, from 7-10pm at the Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up located at 1508 Commerce Street in Downtown Dallas.

Artist Angel Cabrales creates a parallel realm stylized as if it were a satirical B-movie sci-fi,  where Xenophobia and hate eclipse compassion and empathy in a commentary on our current political climate. In IT CAME FROM BEYOND THE BORDER 3: TENDER CARE DETENTION, Cabrales investigates the dehumanization of refugees and migrants through various media sculpture, paintings installations where the concept of the artwork ultimately dictates the materials needed for its creation.

About the Artist

From the border city, El Paso, TX, Angel Cabrales earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. Currently, he is an assistant professor in Sculpture at the University of Texas at El Paso, as well as a mentor in The Low Residency Master of Fine Arts Program for the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

He has exhibited his artwork extensively, having his work featured in both solo and group exhibitions at renowned institutions and galleries including the International TransBorder Biennial in El Paso, TX and Juarez Mexico, Texas Biennial in Austin, TX, The Sculpture Biennial at the Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, TX, MAC Dallas, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ, The Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, TX, The Longview Museum of Art in Longview, TX, El Paso Museum of Art in EL Paso, TX, Wave Pool Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, Grand Art Haus in Phoenix, AZ, Baton Rouge Gallery in Baton Rouge, LA, and collaborated with the AMBOS Project (an intervention collaboration). Angel is represented by the Ro2 Gallery in Dallas, TX and the Royse Contemporary in Scottsdale, AZ. He also participated in the Photo Book, La Frontera: Artists along the Mexican/American Border by German photographer Stefan Falk and most recently raised over $7000 for Annunciation House in El Paso to assist the refugee families and children in a detention center in Tornillo, TX.

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, his work grows and expands with the requirements presented from each new idea. The artwork’s concept ultimately dictates the medium needed for its creation, so artistic evolution is intrinsic in his philosophy.

Artist Statement

In a world filled with xenophobia and false truths, our only weapon is compassion. Witness a realm parallel to our own, yet distinctly changed. A world where the “other,” is met with hate instead of open arms. Where empathy is weakness and takes a side step for profit and fear mongering. Observe and experience! IT CAME FROM BEYOND THE BORDER 3! Exploring the dehumanization of refugees and migrants, the fabrication of fear, and the sanitized, palatable aspects of Latino culture, Cabrales makes commentary on the unfound fears playing a part in our current political climate through a satirical installation in a B-movie, Mexpliotation, Tequila Sci-Fi format.

About Ro2 Art

Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's "Best Art Gallery" and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery's art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.


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