Edgar Arceneaux
American, born 1972
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Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
BLACK BLOODED,
New Gallery of Modern Art
2015
Wave & Particle: A Group Exhibition Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Creative Capital,
Ronald Feldman Gallery
AFTER LIVING IN THE ROOM OF RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES,
Sonce Alexander Gallery

Edgar Arceneaux is interested in the accidental associations the mind assembles between unlikely topics, and summarizes his practice simply as a pursuit of “a different way to construct relationships between things.” He frequently manipulates existing or new systems, methods of cataloging, and visualizations of the passage of time. One of his most famous works is the ongoing “Drawings of Removal”, begun in 1999, in which Arcenaux constantly draws over, erases, cuts apart, and re-assembles a set array of drawings each time the project is exhibited. More recently, the culture and social history of Detroit has been the germ of several series, which serve as an allegory to past instances of urban violence and desolation.