Spring 2006 Window Works

A Can for All Seasons

  • Spring 2006 Window Works
  • Exhibition Dates: Feb 02,2006 - Apr 23,2006
  • About the artist
  • Alejandro Diaz at work cropAlejandro Diaz

    Born in San Antonio and based in New York City, Alejandro Diaz uses everyday material to elaborate notions of contemporary commercial culture. Incorporating signage, glitter, cardboard, cookies, and postcards, he questions the divisions between high and low art by interminglingRead more

About the exhibition

In A Can for All Seasons, Diaz turns familiar products into sculpture, crafting monumental cans of Jumex juice, Herdez corn, La Morena chilies, and Morelia chocolate in vibrant colors. The hand-painted cans are stacked like products on bodega shelves or made into planters, both associated with Latino kitchens and that culture’s tradition of resourceful multiuse. Departing from Pop’s interrogations of mass-produced consumer items, Diaz brings the domestic into an art context and examines the role of cultural specificity in everything from cooking to marketing.

A Can for All Seasons was originally commissioned by the Public Art Fund, New York, NY.