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Erlea Maneros Zabala, Temporal Arrangements. Series I, 2018, gouache on photographic print, 36 1⁄4 × 48".

Erlea Maneros Zabala, Temporal Arrangements. Series I, 2018, gouache on photographic print, 36 1⁄4 × 48".

Erlea Maneros Zabala

Carreras Mugica

Erlea Maneros Zabala, Temporal Arrangements. Series I, 2018, gouache on photographic print, 36 1⁄4 × 48".

In her recent show “Works 2017–2018,” Erlea Maneros Zabala continued to pursue the topics that have so far shaped her career. Born in the Basque Country in Spain and trained in Glasgow and California, where she is currently based, Maneros Zabala crystallized her approach to artmaking around the time of the 9/11 attacks, an event that drew her attention to the ways in which newspapers handled their visual material. Media images became her main concern, and since then she has put together an immense archive of such pictures, which has become her most valuable tool. Her time in California also led her to critically explore some of the grand narratives of American art, namely those related to Abstract Expressionism, especially with regard to the tension between authorship and chance. As a consequence, an interest in the way images form and change in response to particular situations

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