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MAINLY MEXICAN

An Exhibition in San Francisco
418 Sutter Street

Experience today’s vibrant Latin American art scene - Mainly Mexican. This 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

 
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SERGIO CHÁVEZ HOLLAR

Painting, Work on Paper

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.

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PHOTOGRAPH

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WOOL FELTING

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FELTING STUDIO IN SAN AGUSTIN ETLA

 
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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 exhibit in Union Square and also online on Artsy's Viewing Room.

 

EXHIBITION ON VIEW

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

And by appointment (415-307-0328)