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  • Helen Escobedo, Eclipse, 1968, lacquered wood, 79 1⁄8 × 29 7⁄8 × 28 3⁄4".

    Helen Escobedo

    Proyectos Monclova

    Most narratives of Mexican art from the late 1960s through the early ’80s focus on the collectives known as Los Grupos and describe an almost caricatural display of macho anti-institutionalism and political commitment. These dominant histories overlook the work of contemporaries who shared those groups’ critical views but expressed them with a lighter touch, among them Helen Escobedo (1934–2011). This exhibition, “The Potential of Sculpture,” delicately shattered such historical clichés, bringing together more than seventy newly restored works—maquettes, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and

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