The Mariago Collective presents Los Desaparecidos opening reception
The Mariago Collective is pleased to present Los Desaparecidos, an exhibition curated by Lynet McDonald, which explores violence and conflict present in Mexico. The exhibition includes works by Lynet McDonald, Aldo Humberto Roldan, and a collection of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada, Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Catlett, Luis Jimenez, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, courtesy of Gus and Sharon Kopriva.
Within Los Desaparecidos, McDonald creates awareness about the past and present crisis in Mexico. McDonald was born and raised in Mexico City, and maintains strong ties to the city and country via her family, friends, and personal history. Government corruption, drug cartels, murders, and more plague the country, while free speech and efforts to make positive change are forcefully suppressed. Los Desaparecidos translates to “the disappeared,” which is a term used in Mexico to describe unsolved and ignored murders committed by the government and drug cartels. The masterful artists included in Los Desaparecidos all share a Mexican heritage or hold strong ties to Mexico, and delve powerfully into the country's difficulties.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 2, 2016.