Ulrich Project Series: Dario Robleto's Eunuch Euthanasia
January 23 through February 29, 2004
Utilizing the devices of contemporary DJ culture, San Antonio-based conceptual artist Dario Robleto samples, cuts, mixes, and spins together styles, philosophies and religions of thought to create works infused with history and reconstructed meaning. Robleto borrows freely from our collective musical past, from the socially conscious angst of grunge, the political acuity of early hip hop, and the utopic ecstasy-tinged sound of electronica. But music is much more than just an inspiration for Robleto's artóhis sculptures are often made from crushed, shredded, or melted vinyl LPs and 45s.
Born in 1972, Robleto has recently been the subject of much critical attention, with solo exhibitions at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. For Eunuch Euthanasia, Robleto will present the third and final installment of his musical trilogy at the opening reception on Thursday, January 22, at the museum.
The Ulrich Project Series brings visually, intellectually, and conceptually challenging
exhibitions of work by individual artists of national and international reputation
who have reached a critical juncture in their careers. Although primarily a forum
for emerging, cutting-edge artists, Ulrich Projects also presents the work of critically-acclaimed,
but largely under-recognized, mid-career artists. The Projects exhibitions are designed
to introduce new ideas, encourage and celebrate diversity, and reward creativity and
experimentation. The series also stimulates interaction between artists, WSU students,
and the wider community of Wichita.