Pop-up Show in San Francisco
418 Sutter Street
Experience today’s vibrant Latin American art scene - Mainly Mexican. This pop up art exhibition explores some of the most dynamic, and often underrepresented, art movements of the 20th and early 21st centuries. From modern masters like Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo to emerging contemporary artists from San Francisco to Buenos Aires, Mainly Mexican showcases exquisite works, bringing Latin American, Mexican and Latinx art to Union Square in San Francisco.
The exhibition Mainly Mexican is so titled because it explores the breadth and depth of many vibrant cultures portrayed by foreign artists living in Mexico, Mexicans living abroad, and Latin American and Latinx communities in the U.S. and elsewhere.
While this exhibit is not a complete survey of the many art movements represented in Latin culture, it comprises a diverse group of works from private collections across the Bay Area. It also features works from Sin Título Gallery in San Francisco and La Mano Mágica, an art gallery in Oaxaca, Mexico.
SIN TÍTULO GALLERY ARTISTS
FINDING THE UNIVERSE IN OAXACA
As he interprets Oaxaca, Goldberg is inspired by the color field painters while remaining true to his vision of Oaxaca by highlighting the city’s ancient patina and depth. Goldberg’s photographs ask the viewer to decipher the image: what am I looking at, what is the scale?
Many of Goldberg’s photographs have been transformed into textiles using a dry felting process at Taller de Afelpado, San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico. Each textile is hand made by a team of three artisans, often taking up to three weeks to complete. The wool used is dyed with natural pigments such as cochineal and indigo.
FELTING STUDIO IN SAN AGUSTIN ETLA
Art Talk on March 26
Please join us for an Art Talk in collaboration with Art Talks + Walks. We will focus on the issues, processes and techniques behind Latin American art via Sin Título Gallery's current exhibit Mainly Mexican as well as Sin Título Gallery Artist Gary Goldberg's photographs and felt tapestries from his series Finding the Universe in Oaxaca. This talk will be moderated by Diego Armando Plascencia Vega, Artist and Engineer.
Video courtesy of Art Talks + Walks
PRINTS BY 20TH CENTURY MEXICAN MASTERS
Printmaking has been an established tradition in Mexico for centuries and well adopted by The Three Great ("Los Tres Grandes") Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco in the first half of the 20th Century. Subsequently, it was adopted by other Mexican Masters such as Rufino Tamayo, Jose Luis Cuevas and Francisco Toledo who produced hundreds of prints, mostly after 1950.
View these prints at our Mainly Mexican pop up exhibit in Union Square and also online on Artsy's Viewing Room.