The twenty works on exhibition include painting, performance,
installation, sound as well as sculpture, showing the incredible breadth
of creative practice in, and around, El Salvador. The themes of the
exhibition address emigration, violence, and pit first and third world
sentiments against each other with irony, gravity and humor.
The exhibition´s curators worked with MARTE-C´s
selection team to identify ten impactful artworks made over the past
decade by Salvadorans and include works by Mayra Barraza, Simón Vega,
Irvin Morazan, Luis Paredes, Rafael Díaz, Ronald Morán, Karlos Cárcamo,
Walter Iraheta, Ernesto Bautista and Danny Zavaleta. These artists were
in turn invited to nominate an artwork they feel is exemplar, which
brought forth work by Mauricio Esquivel, Alexia Miranda, Mauricio
Kabistán, Víctor Rodríguez, Eduardo Navas, Natalia Domínguez, Melissa
Guevara, Abigail Reyes, Beatriz Cortez and Patricia Domínguez.
Participating artists: Mayra Barraza, Tim Best, Du Chau, Ryan
Goolsby, Letitia Huckaby, Vince Jones, Kathy Lovas, Leigh Merrill,
Mi-Hee Nahm, Laray Polk and Ryan Sarah Murphy.
MBarraza: "Fetch" Series
Oil paint on paper inkjet print
is a group exhibition that addresses the current state of decline and
entanglement in the American education system. As the most powerful
country in the world the U.S. is reversing critical thinking and
crippling young Americans financially. The United States currently ranks
17th in the world with Finland, South Korea and Hong Kong being the
top three. The commonality between the aforementioned countries is a
constitutional right of education for their citizens aside from
political affiliations. This fosters a collective consciousness of
progress, constructive questioning and distinction. National and
international perspectives will open a dialogue.
THE ANIMAL THAT THEREFORE I AM Recent work by Mayra Barraza Liliana Bloch Gallery Dallas, TX Oct 19 - Nov 23
MBarraza: "Isabel - Loca"
De la serie "Perra reclinada"
Óleo sobre pana roja
120 x 140 cm
Liliana Bloch Gallery is pleased to present Salvadoran artist Mayra Barraza, making her Dallas debut with The Animal That Therefore I am. The artist develops conceptual ideas with multiple references with realist animal paintings.
Barraza conducts a dialogue of thoughtful and playful reflections, seeking to reconcile the animal within. By reverting roles between animals and humans, she explores the limits of domesticated wilderness.
De la serie "La visita deGregor Mendel"
Óleo sobre terciopelo blanco
110 x 100 cm
SIDE AFFECT alludes the
U.S Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) evolving regulatory practices
since its inception in 1892. Mindful of the growing power and influence
of private and public lobbyists, the artists participating in this
exhibition examine the United States's permissive pharmaceutical and
genetically modified organism (GMO) policies , and their effects on
health and the environment.
The exhibition will feature the
works of Waddy Armstrong, Mayra Barraza, Tim Best, Sandow Birk, Du Chau,
Letitia Huckaby, Vince Jones, Mona Kasra, Kathy Lovas and Ryan Sarah
Murphy and Laray Polk.
Liliana Bloch Gallery represents emerging
and mid-career, regional, national and international artists working in a
variety of media.The Gallery
works with institutional and private curators establishing simultaneous
involvement between collectors, for-profit, educational art venues and
the general public.
Efraín Cruz, Orel Doñán, Orlando Rivas, Rodolfo
Oviedo, Edwin López Morán,
Carlos López, Mayra Barraza, Rafael Figueroa, Alberto Merino, Carmen Elena Trigueros, Boris Ciudad Real, Douglas Nolasco, Miguel Servellón, Óscar Pérez, Sara Boulonge, Rolando Monterrosa, Rubén Silhy, Hugo Martínez Acuña, Ernesto Mártir, Héctor Tadeo, Jorge
Merino, Óscar López, y Ludwing Lemus.
Mayra Barraza (El Salvador, 1966) Durante 20 años dedicada a las artes, Barraza ha presentado su obra en exhibiciones internacionales en la II Bienal de Lima - Perú; Casa de América Latina en Lyon, Francia; Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno en Gran Canarias, España; Museo del Barrio de Nueva York entre otros. Las distinciones de carrera de Barraza y su contribución al discurso intelectual y artístico la han confirmado en la comunidad artística como una reconocida artista en la escena contemporánea de arte latinoamericano. Su obra forma parte de importantes colecciones privadas y públicas de la región desde sus iniciales estudios de arte en The Corcoran School of Art. Le representa Liliana Bloch Gallery para Estados Unidos. Actualmente divide su tiempo en El Salvador entre las paredes y quehaceres de la Secretaría de Cultura de la Presidencia, y su estudio-residencia rodeado de vegetación y aves.
Mayra Barraza (El Salvador, 1966) During 20 years dedicated to the arts, Barraza has presented her work in international exhibitions at the Museum of Latin American Art in California, the II Lima Biennale in Perú, the Maison de l'Amérique Latine in Lyon, France, the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Canary Islands, Spain, the Museo del Barrio in New York, among others. The distinctions of Barraza’s career and her contribution to Latin American intelectual and artistic discourse have confirmed her in the art community as a well recognized artist of contemporary Latin American art. Her work forms part of important private and public collections in the region since her initial art studies at The Corcoran School of Art. She is represented by Liliana Bloch Gallery in the USA. Currently she divides her time in El Salvador between the walls and tasks of the Presidential Secretariat of Culture and her studio-residence surrounded by vegetation and birds.