“SACAL: A Universal Mexican”
Mexican sculpture art to Celebrate the 5 de Mayo
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock and the José Sacal Micha Foundation, is proud to present, SACAL: A Universal Mexican. This exhibit opened to the public on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 and it is a benefit to all the visitors of the museum and in framework of celebration of the 5 de mayo.
José Sacal is undoubtedly one of the most prominent representatives of contemporary sculptural art. Known for his experimentation and freedom, Sacal recognized no boundaries in his sources of inspiration and was not afraid to find new meaning in old forms. Sacal’s work has been showcased in more than 40 individual exhibitions and dozens of collaborations in Mexico and around the world. In 2006, he became the first Mexican to have his sculpture art permanently displayed in the country of China. Today, more than 20 Sacal sculptures can be found in public spaces across Mexico, Israel, and the United States, including Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
The sculptures featured at the Sherwin Miller Museum comprise two series: The Paraphrase, inspired by distinguished artists like Michelangelo, Frida Kahlo and Picasso; and Characters of Impact, in which Sacal recreates unmistakable historical figures like Einstein and Churchill. This exhibit will be on display through December 2020.