By VAYUNAMU BAWA
On Friday, Oct.1, U.S. photographer and resident artist Robert Rausch will present his first solo exhibition in Mexico City.
The exhibit, titled “Repeating Dream,” is a collection of abstract self-portraits with a mystical surrealism based on a dream he said he had years ago.
The photos involve interpretations of that dream, with images of the artist sinking into an abyss of dark, murky waters and covered with tiny beads.
The exhibit is being sponsored by the Mexico-based foundation Proyectos de Residencia MX (PRPG.mx), a residency and exhibition incubator program focusing on gay and gay-allied artists.
Rausch, a native of Alabama who has lived and worked in Paris, New
York and Los Angeles, got involved with PRPG.mx after applying online for a photograph gig with the group. Samples of his work can be seen around the globe at Anthropologie, Hilton Hotels, Whole Foods, Ted Montana Grill, the Waldorf Astoria and Billy Reid.
His photographs have also appeared in Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, Garden and Gun, The New York Times, Veranda and Food and Wine.
He received a Clio award and Multiple ADDY awards, including the Best in Show.
Rausch’s exhibit will be held at the PRPG.mx Gallery, located at Calle Lucerna 1 in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez, and will be open to the public through Nov. 7.