Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya “James Webb and the Thestral Born Without A Vertebrae”

Sargent's Daughters

poster for Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya “James Webb and the Thestral Born Without A Vertebrae”

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The vampire receives the impact of the explosion as it ties itself to the punishing force of empty space, both blessed and terrible with its immortality. Its body is not dead, but it floats in curdled gnarled pieces like a slug.
– Excerpt from James Webb and the Thestral Born Without A Vertebrae by Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya, a forthcoming written accompaniment to the exhibition.

Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya (b. 1989, Parral. Chihuahua, Mexico) graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media in 2020. Montoya’s works are a fantastic becoming that center around anthologies and social issues concerning border culture, abjection, and mestizaje. Aided by magical realism, nahualismo, Sci-Fi, and the labor of his family, his work hybridizes and creates parallels between land, human, and animal as a way to investigate the process in which violence eradicates, erases, and erodes communities of color. He has recently exhibited at the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, CA; Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA; Tuscon Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuscon, AZ; Residency Art Gallery, Inglewood, CA; Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; Company Gallery, New York, NY; and Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY. His work has been reviewed in artnet news, The New York Times, Hyperallergic and Contemporary Art Review LA. He is represented by Sargent’s Daughters.



from September 29, 2022 to November 05, 2022

Opening Reception on 2022-09-29 from 18:00 to 20:00

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