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Great Masters Mexican Art Exhibit

PAST
UPCOMING
Exhibition

Fomento Cultural Citibanamex, POST Houston, and NViVo.us are proud to present the Great Masters exhibition, Mexican art masterpieces for the enjoyment of the community of Houston, Texas.

Fomento Cultural Citibanamex’s program of the Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art proposes a support model that strengthens the formation and longevity of the workshops of the great masters. The consolidation of these workshops is the foundation to produce pieces of excellence, all within the community tradition that marks the guidelines of the cultural identity of the artisans of Mexico.

Great Masters, Mexican art masterpieces brings together some of the best works of Mexican popular art. In this way, by presenting the best artistic production of fundamental creators for the history of Mexican art, a sample of the most outstanding Mexican traditions, a very special vision of national popular art has been achieved, highlighting its richness from all angles.

The exhibition aims to show the fine art of 3 icons of popular artistic creation in Mexico and develop the collection of unique pieces of immense value beyond Mexican borders so that Mexican art reinforces its role as a local expression of universal value.

Allow yourself to be captivated by Oaxaca with its alebrijes, magical creatures, fusion between the animal world and the mystical Zapotec universe through the talented hands of Jacobo and María Ángeles.

Let yourself be carried away by the stories that arise from the soul of Carlomagno Pedro and begin to come to life in the fire of his clay oven.

Finally, be enchanted by the woven images of the sacred spirits in Remigio Mestas textiles. Several of their most beautiful artwork will be presented in this exhibition.

Time
Dates
3/14/22
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6/30/22
Location
X Atrium - L1 Northwest Gallery
Hours
Mon
Closed
11:00 am
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9:00 pm
Tue
Closed
11:00 am
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9:00 pm
Wed
Closed
11:00 am
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9:00 pm
Thu
Closed
11:00 am
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10:00 pm
Fri
Closed
11:00 am
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10:00 pm
Sat
Closed
11:00 am
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10:00 pm
Sun
Closed
11:00 am
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9:00 pm

Free to public

No RSVP required

About the Artist

About the Exhibitor

Jacobo and María Ángeles

Settled in San Martín Tilcajete community, Oaxaca, where they have their atelier, Master carver Jacobo and his wife María are creators of images carved from copal wood; a tree considered sacred by the community. Their artistic proposal is due to their Zapotec heritage, the continuous experimentation and collective construction they have driven, which has allowed them to generate an aesthetic and style that characterize them.

Remigio Mestas

Known as the alchemist of textiles, a traveling man who protects, rescues, and renews the textile tradition of the 8 regions of Oaxaca. He says that textiles keep a soul, a smell, and energy, the essence of the artisans who weave and embroider them. Wise man of three magical colors, the purple snail (el Caracol púrpura), the cochineal bug (la Grana cochinilla) and the indigo (el Añil) all three natural pigments. He works with more than 500 artisan women throughout Oaxaca and has fought for years for fair payment for their work.

Carlomagno Pedro

To speak of black clay is to speak of San Bartolo Coyotepec. It is said that Coyotepec’s clay is painted in black by the night. Eminently artisanal, it is the hometown of Carlomagno Pedro where he would sit with his family in a circle working clay together as a child. That is why his work reflects the tales, the legends, and the personal stories that he recreates in his imaginary and molds in powerful clay pieces.

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Credit

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