Mexico: At the Crossroads
July 1 - 22, 2017
Amos Eno Gallery presents Mexico: At the Crossroads, a group exhibition of works reflecting the cultural crossroads of Mexico and the US in the present moment. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 7 from 7 - 9 PM at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY.
This exhibition foregrounds contemporary art about Mexico and US-Mexico relations. Mexico: At the Crossroads features six mid-career artists who work in a variety of media from painting to weaving and photography.
At the Crossroads takes its title from the ill-fated fresco by Diego Rivera, commissioned for Rockefeller Center but destroyed for its critical content. Seen through the lens of the current strained relationship with Mexico, an element of foreshadowing presides as the personification of big business restricts freedoms to live and express. We find ourselves at a crossroads today where labor conditions and wealth inequality combine to create an anonymous Mexican workforce and perpetuate racism and cultural ignorance. Work in this exhibition references traditional culture, spirituality and the land as well as the cultural weight acquired when the border is crossed.
Exhibiting art by Monique Belitz (Crete, NE), Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, (Farmington, NM), Sharilyn Neidhardt, (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Pribich (New York, NY), Katie Ruiz, (Los Angeles, CA), Mario Cavazos Vela, (Queens, NY). The exhibition is curated by Mary Gagler.