Damián Ortega Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh 9 July – 23 October 2016 Ortega (b. 1967) is one of the new generation of Mexican artists whose sculptures focus attention on how the forces of nature, whether wind, water, arth or fire, act on the earth and affect humankind. The works in the Fruitmarket exhibition are mainly madeContinue reading “Damián Ortega in Edinburgh”
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 25 June – 9 October 2016 Exhibition presents 33 artworks from the collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings. Alongside theseContinue reading “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (Sydney)”
Collecting the Arts of Mexico Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exhibition: July 17, 2015–August 7, 2016 Includes five recently acquired eighteenth-century paintings on copper by the Mexican artist Nicolás Enríquez for a Spanish patron.
Exhibition: Alfredo Ramos Martinez (1872-1946): An exhibition in honour of Maria Martinez Bolster Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles 30 April – 11 July 2015 A display of drawings and paintings by the Mexican artist who having trained in Paris was made head of the National Academy in Mexico City in 1913, where he supervisedContinue reading “Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Los Angeles”
Exhibition: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life New York Botanical Garden 16 May – 1 November 2015 Focuses on 14 of Kahlo’s late-career floral still-lifes and features a series of plantings inspired by her garden at the Casa Azul in Mexico City.
Exhibition: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit Detroit Institute of Arts Focuses on the couple’s work in the 1930s boom-town motor-city and Kahlo’s increasing adoption of traditional Mexican dress and symbolism in her work as a reaction against the American city’s elite. Around 70 works are on display, including eight of Rivera’s preparatory drawingsContinue reading “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit”