Conexiónes: Artes entre Las Americas
July 12 – August 17, 2012
see Virtual Tour
Between the United States and Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean there is a special bond, a familial connection. The exchange of artists, writers, and musicians between the peoples of the Americas is evidenced through all aspects of culture. Revealed in art are societal forms, social criticism and community customs, with special “flavors” of the individual home countries.
These differences are often startling and distinctive and – simultaneously – beautiful and universal. These connections are realized in prints (etchings, woodcuts, lithographs), mixographs, paintings, photography, drawings as well as collages, assemblages and sculptures.
The Tobey C. Moss Gallery mounts an exhibition focusing upon these connections by renowned artists Emilio Amero, Rufino Tamayo, Leonora Carrington, Francisco Mora, Alfredo Zalce, Pablo O’Higgins, Jose Luis Cuevas, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Francisco Toledo and many others.
Some of these artists are/were shared by many countries through their travels and education. An easy blurring of borders is demonstrated in the techniques, compositions and narratives in their work. Political broadsides and figurative folk customs, abstraction and photography reflect the varied visions of these artists of South, Central and North America.