Mexican Heritage Center
Reception: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 5:30pm
The Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery is proud to present Art of the Loom 2. The grandeur display of the tapestries slightly experiencing their essence here, are dyed in every ounce of passion that lies within the artists being. His intention is to amalgamate the elements of the tapestries, which are the colors, forms, & textures brought together to merge the past with the present. The culmination of his work is the experience of witnessing a completed piece, in person, and feeling a connection with the indigenous culture, symbols, ideology and ancestry. The talent that is evident in his art was realized at a very young age. At the age of 15, he was considered a “Master Zapotec Weaver,” who designs his pieces perfervidly and methodically. He takes into consideration various aspects of the tapestry, beginning with the wool, natural dyes and the concept that it will contain its essence. The foregoing elements are then transferred to a prodigious loom where the weaving of dreams will commence. Every string of wool is carefully calculated with discipline and precision. His indigenous blood is interwoven in the tapestries, demonstrating his great respect for his culture within every piece. Sharing his spiritual essence portrayed on his art with open minds who desire a view of a Oaxacan Zapotec culture what incentive’s his passion.
Participating in the exhibit will be artist Richard Rios and singer Rene Infante. “The fusion of the past and present among the colors, forms and textures creates not only a concept, yet unites us in a global culture.”