Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters
OCTOBER 12, 2014 – FEBRUARY 1, 2015, Gallery 240
This exhibition showcases the ideals, individualism, and intertwining artistic lives of modern Mexican artists. Composed of 30 paintings and works on paper by nearly 20 artists, the exhibition highlights their varied responses to the post-revolutionary call for a distinctly Mexican visual art. Arte Mexicano will cover a wide range of artists active throughout the 20th century, and will trace the impact of the Mexican Revolution, as well as the influence of Mexican muralism, pre-Columbian traditions, and European artistic movements. The show hopes to bring a fresh perspective to popular conceptions of Mexican art by showcasing a variety of artists working throughout Mexico and the United States—including Diego Rivera, Gunther Gerzso, Carlos Merida, Remedios Varo, and Alejandro Santiago—and consider their interpretations of Mexican, modern, and personal identities.
Image credit: Alfredo Castenada (Mexican, born 1938), Port of Veracruz, 1993. Oil on canvas, 39 x 39 inches. Courtesy of Bond Latin Gallery.