Maize y Mas: From Mother to Monster?

When
Event has passed (Fri Nov 1, 2013 - Sat Feb 15, 2014)
Where
M.A.C.L.A. (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana)
Time
Wednesday & Thursday, 12—7pm; Friday & Saturday, 12—5pm
Tags
Art

Description

The artists in this exhibition present the unique heritage of maize and corn in the Americas and illustrate this crop's journey from pre-Columbian times to today: once a sacred staple associated with a mother/virgin figure, today an engineered product which many compare to a monster. On view through February 15, 2014, Maize Y Más features painting, sculpture, mixed-media work, video, and performance; new and recent works by Yvonne Escalante, Yolanda Guerra, Fernando Mastrangelo, Viva Paredes, and Jorge Rojas express conceptions and interpretations of food and corn through themes of colonial history, personal identity, ethnicity, family, community, and even divinity.

More Info

Link
http://www.maclaarte.org