Soy Un Testigo/ I Am Witness: Contemporary Latino Art
"Soy Un Testigo" is an exhibit of twenty-four contemporary paintings, sculpture, and prints by ten individual artists and one installation group. It provides a rare opportunity for people in Utah to experience original visual works by some of this country's finest contemporary talent. It gives us the opportunity to "hear what the Latino artists are saying. To hear them with our eyes and with our imagination," as distinguished Mexican author Octavio Paz Said of another contemporary Latino art exhibit ten years ago ("Hispanic Art in the United States: 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors").
Contact: Christians and Moors, Image and Ritual in Mexico
George O. Jackson, born in Houston, Texas, of Mexican descent has beautifully documented the celebrations and syncretic rituals as practiced in contemporary rural Mexico. Over the past ten years the photographer has created an important archive of Mexico's "ethnographic present", addressing issues of visual importance and cultural meaning. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.