WHAT: Exhibit “Los Desaparecidos” at The Mariago Collective
- Exhibit on view Friday, November 13, 2015 to Saturday, January 2, 2016
- Reception on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6 pm to 9 pm
- Artist Talk on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
WHERE: The Mariago Collective
1707 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77006
The Mariago Collective is pleased to present Los Desaparecidos, an exhibition curated by Lynet McDonald, which explores violence and conflict present in Mexico. The exhibition includes works by Lynet McDonald, Aldo Humberto Roldan, and a collection of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada, Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Catlett, Luis Jimenez, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros courtesy of Gus and Sharon Kopriva.
Within Los Desaparecidos, Lynet McDonald creates awareness about the past and present crisis in Mexico. Lynet was born and raised in Mexico City, and maintains strong ties to the city and country via her family, friends, and personal history. Government corruption, drug cartels, murders, and more plague the country, while free speech and efforts to make positive change are forcefully suppressed. Los Desaparecidos translates to “the disappeared,” which is a term used in Mexico to describe unsolved and ignored murders committed by the government and drug cartels. The masterful artists included in Los Desaparecidos all share a Mexican heritage or hold strong ties to Mexico, and delve powerfully into the country’s difficulties.
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