April 22 – June 11, 2006
Opening Reception, Friday, April 21, 7 – 10 pm
“Signal“—an object placed to convey notice or warning—an object used to transmit or convey information beyond the range of the human voice.
The exhibition Signals/Seńales explores the work of contemporary Mexican artists whose paintings, graphic design, photography and sculpture deal with current social issues that challenge Mexican culture. Many of the artists in this exhibition live on or near the border with the United States, a physical location that cannot but influence and shape the issues they chose to tackle visually. The artists’ work explores the violence of daily existence along the border brtween the world’s greatest economic power and the culture of a nation still attempting to establish an economic presence in today’s globalized world. Working across many media, these artists use ideas of beauty to examine the complexity and difficulty of the violence that is part of contemporary life.