19sepAll Day15octMEXICO THROUGH THE LENSES: Consulate of Mexico(All Day)(GMT-11:00) Event Organized ByLeamington Arts CentreLAC

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MEXICO THROUGH THE LENSES: from Archaeology to Abstraction

Presented by The Consulate of Mexico

September 19 – October 15

Opening Reception: September 22nd, 5PM-7PM

RSVP: by September 15th

1.- “De natura libris” / by Álvaro Alejandro López [1]

De natura libris, captures the essence of books in their natural state, with a variety of meanings and interpretations where the image represents the words. It portrays the interactions we have with books: physical and abstract.

The corporeity of a book is recorded through its structures, textures, forms, and signs of use. Experiences are ultimately individual, evoked by any number of attributes: the content of a book, its textures, and smells, the memories it awakens, or simply the aesthetic beauty of its parts.

By reading and using books, people create ties. As each journey through a book is personal, so is the interpretation of these photographs…

2.- “Classics, Versions and Digressions /by Álvaro Alejandro López

In Classics, Versions, and Digressions, López bases his photographs on his perception of the classic literary works which impacted his life such as Moby Dick, Waiting for Godot, Ulysses , and Madame Bovary. His exhibit gives them new life and allows the audience to experience their beauty from a different lens.

In a world where many classics are overshadowed by audio, processed texts, and manufactured images, López’s work reconnects his audience with the heart and soul of these works.

3.- Colossal Heads from the Gulf of Mexico / National Institute of Anthropology and History

The archeological abundance in Mexico has led to fortuitous discoveries. From small artifacts to buried human remains, vestiges, and sculptures. In 1853, a farmer discovered a large carved stone, he dug up the dirt to expose a monumental sculpture. Seventy-six years later, in 1925, a second head and in the years to come, more colossal heads from the Olmec civilization, continued to be discovered in Tabasco, Mexico.

The Olmecs were the earliest known major Mesoamerican civilization, dating roughly from as early as 1500 before Christ to about 400 before Christ, and the monumental heads, carved in basalt or andesite boulders, their most distinctive artwork, are thought to depict governmental leaders.

[1] Mexican Photographer Álvaro Alejandro López de la Peña, México City. Worked in the publishing industry. Recently, he began to exhibit his personal photographic projects. Some have been presented in Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. He was selected as one of the winners of the Arte en la Red Casa de América, Madrid, Spain. He also received an honorable mention at the ND AWARDS.



September 19, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (All Day)(GMT-11:00)



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