José Sacal: A Universal Mexican

The Clinton Center, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock and the José Sacal Micha Foundation, was proud to present an exhibition of sculptor José Sacal’s work, in celebration of Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit included 21 pieces displayed on the Sky Terrace, located just outside the Clinton Center entrance.

José Sacal was 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.

José Sacal: A Universal Mexican included two groups of the artist’s work: sculptures inspired by other works of art and portraits of historical figures. In his works, Sacal found the essence of each character or work. It could be a detail or an object, but the rest was something deeper. By recreating them, Sacal gave them a new meaning and established an artistic dialogue at a higher level. In his intelligent observation of art and history, Sacal revealed himself as a universal Mexican.

José Sacal: A Universal Mexican was sponsored locally by Arvest Bank, Arkansas Tech University, Centennial Bank, Hope Credit Union, ISTI Plant Services, Morelos Supermercados, Bank of America, First Community Bank, First Security Bank, and The Ramirez Law Firm, PLLC.

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