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In-Person Minting: Marfa Yucca

by Art Blocks Editorial

Art Blocks is pleased to announce the opening of public minting for Daniel Calderon Arenas’s project Marfa Yucca, at the Art Blocks Gallery, beginning Friday, January 20, 2023. 

Marfa Yucca draws on the vast, harsh landscape of the Chihuahuan desert, the persistence of nature in the face of adversity, and the visual language of Minimalism. During a visit to Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum (1982–86) at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa in the summer of 2022, Arenas witnessed a rare yucca bloom. The juxtaposition of fragility and toughness of the yucca bloom as a counterpoint to the gleaming architectural surfaces of the sculptures provided Arenas the starting point for this body of work.

“The generative process forces me to consider the world in novel ways, such as viewing a tree’s branching system or the form of a rock through the lens of an algorithmic method.” —DCA

The counterpoint of nature and architecture in Marfa Yucca thus embodies the artist’s intent in presenting a personal, artistic point of view, while balancing the central formal elements of line, color, and perspective.

Daniel Calderon Arenas, Marfa Yucca #16, Marfa Yucca #43, Marfa Yucca #65, 2022.

Details

Marfa Yucca will be open to public minting starting Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Art Blocks Gallery (109 West San Antonio St, Marfa, TX ) between the hours of 10am–2pm, Monday through Friday.

Visitors must schedule an appointment in order to mint.

Minting appointments will be available up to two weeks in advance. Please do not make arrangements to mint the project outside of this window, as the project may close before your visit. Once the end of the project is announced, we will honor all remaining minting appointments at that time.

Though minting is free of charge, we ask that all visitors who wish to mint come prepared with an Ethereum wallet. If you do not have one, we recommend Rainbow.  

Visitors must be physically present at the gallery in order to mint, and only one mint is available per person. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any exceptions to this policy.

Schedule an appointment →

Art Blocks is pleased to announce the opening of public minting for Daniel Calderon Arenas’s project Marfa Yucca, at the Art Blocks Gallery, beginning Friday, January 20, 2023. 

Marfa Yucca draws on the vast, harsh landscape of the Chihuahuan desert, the persistence of nature in the face of adversity, and the visual language of Minimalism. During a visit to Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum (1982–86) at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa in the summer of 2022, Arenas witnessed a rare yucca bloom. The juxtaposition of fragility and toughness of the yucca bloom as a counterpoint to the gleaming architectural surfaces of the sculptures provided Arenas the starting point for this body of work.

“The generative process forces me to consider the world in novel ways, such as viewing a tree’s branching system or the form of a rock through the lens of an algorithmic method.” —DCA

The counterpoint of nature and architecture in Marfa Yucca thus embodies the artist’s intent in presenting a personal, artistic point of view, while balancing the central formal elements of line, color, and perspective.

Daniel Calderon Arenas, Marfa Yucca #16, Marfa Yucca #43, Marfa Yucca #65, 2022.

Details

Marfa Yucca will be open to public minting starting Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Art Blocks Gallery (109 West San Antonio St, Marfa, TX ) between the hours of 10am–2pm, Monday through Friday.

Visitors must schedule an appointment in order to mint.

Minting appointments will be available up to two weeks in advance. Please do not make arrangements to mint the project outside of this window, as the project may close before your visit. Once the end of the project is announced, we will honor all remaining minting appointments at that time.

Though minting is free of charge, we ask that all visitors who wish to mint come prepared with an Ethereum wallet. If you do not have one, we recommend Rainbow.  

Visitors must be physically present at the gallery in order to mint, and only one mint is available per person. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any exceptions to this policy.

Schedule an appointment →

Art Blocks is pleased to announce the opening of public minting for Daniel Calderon Arenas’s project Marfa Yucca, at the Art Blocks Gallery, beginning Friday, January 20, 2023. 

Marfa Yucca draws on the vast, harsh landscape of the Chihuahuan desert, the persistence of nature in the face of adversity, and the visual language of Minimalism. During a visit to Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum (1982–86) at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa in the summer of 2022, Arenas witnessed a rare yucca bloom. The juxtaposition of fragility and toughness of the yucca bloom as a counterpoint to the gleaming architectural surfaces of the sculptures provided Arenas the starting point for this body of work.

“The generative process forces me to consider the world in novel ways, such as viewing a tree’s branching system or the form of a rock through the lens of an algorithmic method.” —DCA

The counterpoint of nature and architecture in Marfa Yucca thus embodies the artist’s intent in presenting a personal, artistic point of view, while balancing the central formal elements of line, color, and perspective.

Daniel Calderon Arenas, Marfa Yucca #16, Marfa Yucca #43, Marfa Yucca #65, 2022.

Details

Marfa Yucca will be open to public minting starting Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Art Blocks Gallery (109 West San Antonio St, Marfa, TX ) between the hours of 10am–2pm, Monday through Friday.

Visitors must schedule an appointment in order to mint.

Minting appointments will be available up to two weeks in advance. Please do not make arrangements to mint the project outside of this window, as the project may close before your visit. Once the end of the project is announced, we will honor all remaining minting appointments at that time.

Though minting is free of charge, we ask that all visitors who wish to mint come prepared with an Ethereum wallet. If you do not have one, we recommend Rainbow.  

Visitors must be physically present at the gallery in order to mint, and only one mint is available per person. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any exceptions to this policy.

Schedule an appointment →

Art Blocks is pleased to announce the opening of public minting for Daniel Calderon Arenas’s project Marfa Yucca, at the Art Blocks Gallery, beginning Friday, January 20, 2023. 

Marfa Yucca draws on the vast, harsh landscape of the Chihuahuan desert, the persistence of nature in the face of adversity, and the visual language of Minimalism. During a visit to Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum (1982–86) at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa in the summer of 2022, Arenas witnessed a rare yucca bloom. The juxtaposition of fragility and toughness of the yucca bloom as a counterpoint to the gleaming architectural surfaces of the sculptures provided Arenas the starting point for this body of work.

“The generative process forces me to consider the world in novel ways, such as viewing a tree’s branching system or the form of a rock through the lens of an algorithmic method.” —DCA

The counterpoint of nature and architecture in Marfa Yucca thus embodies the artist’s intent in presenting a personal, artistic point of view, while balancing the central formal elements of line, color, and perspective.

Daniel Calderon Arenas, Marfa Yucca #16, Marfa Yucca #43, Marfa Yucca #65, 2022.

Details

Marfa Yucca will be open to public minting starting Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Art Blocks Gallery (109 West San Antonio St, Marfa, TX ) between the hours of 10am–2pm, Monday through Friday.

Visitors must schedule an appointment in order to mint.

Minting appointments will be available up to two weeks in advance. Please do not make arrangements to mint the project outside of this window, as the project may close before your visit. Once the end of the project is announced, we will honor all remaining minting appointments at that time.

Though minting is free of charge, we ask that all visitors who wish to mint come prepared with an Ethereum wallet. If you do not have one, we recommend Rainbow.  

Visitors must be physically present at the gallery in order to mint, and only one mint is available per person. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any exceptions to this policy.

Schedule an appointment →

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