Nobody needs to know the price of
Using familiar materials such as receipts, newspaper, band soaps, and plastic bags, Gabriel Kuri focuses our attention on contemporary consumer culture and the circulation of money, information, and energy in both our global economy and in our day-to-day activities. Kuri has been described as a playful accountant who uses personal experience as a point of departure to explore the ways we quantify and chart the most basic events and transactions in our lives.
Kuri is among a loose collection of artists from Mexico to gain international attention in recent years. His first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. includes approximately 30 sculptures and 15 collages, including Untitled (Superama), a series of three nine-foot-tall tapestries intricately hand-woven in Mexico to resemble Wal-mart receipts.
Gabriel Kuri: Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.
This exhibition has been organized by the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. The exhibition and publication are made possible, in part, by Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston, the George and Mary Josephine Hammam Foundation, and Bank of America.
The presentation in Boston is made possible by the generous support of Tristin and Marty Mannion.
The opening reception is sponsored by kurimanzutto Gallery.