Sightlines: In the prints of Ben Muñoz, life is writ large and interconnected
Muñoz’s exhibition, “Over My Head,” seems aptly titled for our times, though the phrase is actually something of a tagline for the Dallas-based artist. In both content and scale, his massive, image-crowded woodcut prints suggest that life is larger than ourselves.
And anyway, if truth be told, Muñoz has always really wanted to do one-to-one gallery conversations.
“When you have openings, there’s so many people and you never get a chance to have more than just a brief conversation about the work,” he tells me. “But I love art openings and I miss them. I love everything about openings: I like the cheese on the little plates, I like the wine, I like the shuffling of feet, and seeing my friends.”