About the Exhibit:
The artists in this show have roots in Central and South America, and currently live in Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles. The common thread among these artists is the use of traditional indigenous visual iconography from the Aztec, Maya, and Inca civilizations.
The resulting artwork explores themes of history and memory, ancestry and spirituality, globalism and decolonization. These contemporary artists, depicting ancient rituals and symbols, speak to our current moment in a visual language that is timeless. As Amatlapalli puts it, these are “new visions of ancient wisdom.” The exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculpture, and even neon; a diverse range of artwork that resonates in ways that are visually and emotionally powerful, creating a complex effect that is expansive and empowering. Featuring the artists Chicome Itzcuintli Amatlapalli, Christina Barrera, Jaime Chavez, Carlos Rittner, and Roberto Tostado.