October 4, 2008 – February 22, 2009

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Marcelo Pombo is one of the key figures to emerge from the 1990s art scene in Argentina, and was part of the movement know as Arte Light, which was formed by a group of artists associated with the Centro Cultural Rojas. His paintings make use of industrial paint and sparkling polishes to depict fantasy worlds that combine graphic design, comic culture, geometric abstraction, and surrealist influences. For this installation, he presents six new large–scale paintings, all commissioned by the Blanton.

WorkSpace: Marcelo Pombo is generously supported by members of the Blanton Contemporary Salon.

Contemporary Connoisseur

Ernest and Sarah Butler, Melissa Jones, Jeanne and Mickey Klein, Julie and John Thornton, and Alexa and Blaine Wesner

Contemporary Aficionado

Ellen and David Berman, Dan Bullock, Michael Chesser, Deborah Green, Marlene Nathan Meyerson, Laurence Miller, Amanda and Brad Nelsen, Chula Reynolds and Sophia Collier, and Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee

Contemporary Devotee

Ann and Roy Butler, Christie’s, David Cleaves and Jason Nichols, Christine and Philip Dial, Fairfax Dorn, Cissie Ferguson, Jennifer E. Finlay, Minerva Gonzalez, Nancy and John Hughes, Kenneth and Susie Jastrow, Milkshake, Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Don Mullins and Cameron Larson, Arturo Palacios, Pamela Quinn, Allen Regan, Cheryl and John Sauder, and Patricia O. Spurr

WorkSpace at the Blanton

WorkSpace showcases cutting–edge developments in the work of emerging and established contemporary artists on the museum’s second floor, serving as a coda to the modern and contemporary collection galleries. The exhibitions that result from these artistic investigations provide Blanton visitors ever–changing glimpses into the art of the present moment.