February 15 – March 26
Artists: Héctor Gómez, Omar González, Juana Estrada Hernandez, Mariela López, Victor López, and Marco Sánchez
Curated by: J. Leigh Garcia [MFA ’18]
Reception: Friday, March 18, 6-9pm
Location: Art + Literature Laboratory, 111 S Livingston Street Suite 100, Madison, WI
Printmaking in Mexico dates back to the sixteenth century. In fact, Mexico is credited as the first Latin American country to utilize print. Prints of the Mexican Revolution and World War II made by Mexican artists are still celebrated and exhibited today, with many leaving their impact and influence on contemporary printmakers of Mexican descent. In the exhibition, De Tierras Bravas (Our Wild Land), the work of contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American printmakers from both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border explore themes of Mexican folklore, immigration, labor, and cultural identity while honoring the spirited and often tumultuous history of Mexican land.