The de la Cruz Collection presents their 2017 exhibition, Progressive Praxis. By merging a variety of styles and mediums, the works selected for this year's exhibition mirror contemporary culture while allowing an open-ended conversation of various interpretations and possibilities. The context of this exhibition creates a critical understanding of our shifting visual culture.
Progressive Praxis considers the impact of preceding art movements and the way contemporary artists conceptually engage with the advancements of technology. Our society is conditioned to create, disseminate, and alter information as it sees fit. The use of computers as a method of executing work is no longer a game changer for artists, as there are no traditional boundaries between the virtual and physical. Artists today embrace technology to overcome the limitations of physicality and past formal art processes. The artists selected for this year’s exhibition, reveal a generational position that is inherent to an artistic idea and the language of their time.
The architecture of the galleries was taken into consideration in framing this exhibition.
Artists in the exhibition:
Tauba Auerbach, Kathryn Andrews, Hernan Bas, Walead Beshty, Mark Bradford, Joe Bradley, Tom Burr, Dan Colen, Martin Creed, Aaron Curry, Peter Doig, Jeff Elrod, Isa Genzken, Félix González-Torres, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Guyton/Walker, Rachel Harrison, Arturo Herrera, Jim Hodges, Evan Holloway, Thomas Houseago, Alex Hubbard, Alex Israel, Rashid Johnson, JPW3, JacobKassay, Alex Katz, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Krebber, Glenn Ligon, Michael Linares, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ana Mendieta, Albert Oehlen, David Ostrowski, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Sigmar Polke, Seth Price, Rob Pruitt, Sterling Ruby,Analia Saban, Josh Smith, Reena Spaulings, Rudolf Stingel, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool.
Image: Jeff Elrod's "Cold Cave 2", 2013