Sandra and I flew to Oaxaca in September 2020 to deliver Abandon to MACO, the Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca. The piece will be included in the Bienal of Painting Rufino Tamayo and start the 4 city tour in Oaxaca. The show will conclude at the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City in 2021.
MACO was the brain child of famous Oaxacan painter Rufino Tamayo and established by Francisco Toledo, one of Mexico’s most celebrated contemporary artists (July 17, 1940 – Sept 5, 2019). MACO is housed in a colonial style building known as the House of Cortés , built at the end of the 17th century. The museum is located in the center of Oaxaca on the Anador, the pedestrian promenade.
Although many museums in Oaxaca were closed, MACO was open and we saw a show from their permanent collection. There was lots of exciting work in mixed media and I’ll share some of my favorites here.
Cantinflas by Peter Liashkov
Yagul by Jan Hendrix
Super Niño by Rubén Leyva
Cuitiu s/f by Frederick Amat
I was impressed with the quality and variety of work at MACO. I am excited to exhibit my work there beginning in October, 2020.