In 2014, I dumped a giant teardrop in Lake Michigan.
I returned to Chicago two ago weeks. Since then I’ve gone through 300 lbs. of clay.
I did grafitti when I lived here. I recently biked past one of my La Llorona roller pieces. Its still up by the Chicago River near Ashland & Archer. La Llorona, the weeping woman, is a mexican folk legand who was condemned to cry for eternity for having drowned her children. Mexican children are warned that if they misbehave La Llorona will take them away.
I wrote this in Mexico before the pandemic:
back to square one
punx & pizza
love power respect
ya me vine, ya me voy
ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California, USA) received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, and his MFA from Columbia University, New York in 2016. He was included in the Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art in 2019 and will be included in La Trienal at El Museo del Barrio in New York in 2021. garcia has exhibited at institutions and galleries including Foxy Production, New York (2020); Etage Projects, Copenhagen (2020); Luhring Augustine, New York (2019); Progetto, Lecce (2019); Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen (2019); Sculpture Center, New York (2018); Museum Folkwang, Essen (2018); LAXART, Los Angeles (2018); Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara (2018); Salon ACME, Mexico City (2017); The New Museum, New York (2017); Kurimanzutto, Mexico City (2016) amongst others. garcia lives and works nomadically.