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Einar and Jamex de la Torre: HIGH NOON at UrbanGlass

Since its establishment in 1997, the non-profit organization UrbanGlass has advanced the non-traditional use of glass as a creative medium. Currently on view in its spacious gallery at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn is HIGH NOON, an extraordinary surrealistic exhibition and installation by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, featuring a frightening reality, “where we clumsily juggle the fate of our planet with every lurch towards global meltdown.”

Born three years apart in Guadalajara, Mexico, brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre now live and work on both sides of the border, providing them with a unique transcultural perspective. While Jamex holds a BFA in Sculpture, Edgar is largely self-taught. Collaboratively, they fashion an extraordinary range of mixed- media work with blown glass sculpture and installation art. Featured above are two close-ups from Patho Genes, a huge vinyl and mixed-media wall installation. Several more images of artworks featured in the brothers’ current exhibition follow:

Chingonl!, 2017, Blown glass and mixed media 

Remorse, 2018, Blown glass and mixed media

Age of Uncertainty, 2019, Archival lenticular print and mixed media

Ya Sabritas, 2014, Archival lenticular print and mixed media

Curated by Ben Wright, HIGH NOON continues through November 2 at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. It is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 9pm; admission is free.

Research for this post: City-as-School intern Angelize Santiago; photos by Angelize Santiago and Lois Stavsky

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