Artwork Details

Dario Robleto
American

b. 1972

Survival Does Not Lie in the Heavens
2012
Medium
Digital inkjet print mounted on Sintra, a collection of stage lights taken from the album covers of live performances of now-deceased Gospel, Blues and Jazz musicians
Dimensions
Triptych: 31 x 31 inches, 46 x 46 inches, 31 x 31 inches
Location
Level 1 Galleries
Accession Number
2016.27a‑c
Credit
Museum Purchase
Image Copyright
© Dario Robleto, Courtesy Inman Gallery, Houston

About the Artwork

Dario Robleto makes art grounded in personal experience and American history. His interests are wide-ranging, and music in many forms has been an important part of his life. Survival Does Not Lie in the Heavens looks like fields of stars in a night sky, but is actually composed of photographs of stage lights taken from the covers of live concert albums. The piece is a memorial of sorts, because all of the recording artists represented are deceased blues, jazz and gospel musicians.