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Artist Talk and Reception: Gabriel Rico and Estrella Payton

August 29, 2017 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a talk and reception with artists Gabriel Rico (Guadalajara) and Estrella Payton (Phoenix), the first participants in GDL > PHX Residencias Artísticas. Learn about their experiences, investigations and creative work as part of their Phoenix and Guadalajara artist residencies.

GDL>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program organized by CALA Alliance, ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios. It offers fully-sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona, and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Artists develop creative projects and present public programs that establish a dialogue between both cities. This is the only program in Arizona dedicated to supporting international residencies for Latinx artists.

This program is organized with generous support from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation.

About the Artists:

Gabriel Rico is Guadalajara-based multimedia artist. As part of his artist residency in Phoenix, Rico presented two exhibitions at ASU Art Museum and ASU Art Museum Project Space this summer. For DEAD, DEAD, LIVE, DEAD, his first museum exhibition in the United States, he created an installation using materials such as taxidermy animals, neon and found natural objects to address the relationship between nature, architecture and the future ruins of civilization. For Muere Vivo, Rico selected insects from ASU’s Hasbrouck Insect Collection from the ASU Natural History Collections to be displayed in dialogue with own sculpture and video work. 

Estrella Payton is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Phoenix. A Stateside Puerto Rican formally trained in printmaking, her artwork explores the use of building materials, constructed spaces, movement, abstracted and appropriated blueprints, map-making, text and collage. Payton is interested in issues of power and systemic inequity and complicates physical spaces to reorient a viewer’s experience and perspective in institutional and organized environments. She has exhibited and produced collaborative projects nationally, and has been the recipient of artist residencies in New York, Puerto Rico and New Mexico.




August 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


ASU Project Space at Combine Studios
821 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States


CALA Alliance
ASU Art Museum
Programa Anual de Open Studios