Sodbuster, San Isidro
January 21- April 19, 2015
The UMLAUF is proud to host Sodbuster, San Isidro (1995), a 24′ fiberglass sculpture by legendary sculptor Luis Jiménez (1940-2006), the first completed public art commission in his long and distinguished career. The UMLAUF will exhibit the Artist’s Proof: the only casting that has never been displayed out of doors. It is in excellent condition. The UMLAUF will place Sodbuster at the center of the Gallery on the platform built to Jiménez’s original specifications. For scale comparison, we will borrow a miniature Jiménez horse sculpture from the Grace Museum, Abilene Texas. The UMLAUF will also display Professor Umlauf’s 1962-63 grade book with Luis Jiménez’s name and grade listed.Two other important works by the sculptor that complement Sodbuster are currently on view at the Blanton Museum of Art.
INSIGHTS- Wednesday, January 28, 6-8pm
Featuring artist and sculptor Jesús Moroles, who worked extensively with Jiménez and assisted him in the making of Sodbuster. Moroles will detail his experiences and share insights on Jiménez’s process and the time they spent together.