The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Art in the Casa

There is a fantastic exhibit of the art of Francisco Toledo along with other contemporary Oaxacan artists in the beautiful huge gallery space in the Center for the Arts in San Agustin or CASA.  El maestro has a separate small gallery for his drawings, but it appears that he also collaborated with many of the other artists.  These impressive ceramic pillars by Jose Angel Santos y Ismael Guardado greet visitors.
 An untitled work by Kena y Francisco Bautista
An embroidery, El Caminante, by Demian Flores and Natividad Lopez Amador.
 Some detail.
 A very large vase by Jose Angel Santos.
El Diablo Pop by Alejandro Vera and Isak Kanerak
 Laser cut jewelery by Toldeo.
 Just a sampler
 A very cool and very long Vestido by Xawery Wolski y Dominga Gutierrez
 All made from seeds.
 A very large collaborative ceramic work by five artists: Santos, Palomares, Aguilar, Luperciro and Jauregui.
 This tinaja or tub by Jose Angel Santos is big enough to bathe in and absolutely gorgeous.
 Beautiful work.
The exhibition runs for a few more weeks.


Anonymous said...

The seed dress is amazing. Made for the goddess of lay on a rich reddish brown dirt and slowly grow green sprouts.

Christopher Stowens said...

Wouldn't that be nice. I wonder what kind of seeds they are? Calabasa?

Anonymous said...

This show looks amazing. Your photos make it crackle with life. The execution of detail in the works is wondrous. I wish I could be there to see it. Henry

sonya melescu said...

Will the show be going on the end of January? I would LOVE to see it, especially the dress.