By Dario Rasmusen
La Conexion, The Gallery presents “Toros! Toros!” by Marcos Byrd. Yes, bulls have been in the cultural arena since they were painted in the Lascaux caves 17,300 years ago. Their terrible, mythical prowess was glazed upon ancient Greek vases, and the last 150 years of Spanish and Latin America bull fighting has, as some wax, developed into a cultural form of art equal to ballet. A spectacle of torture others protest; a cry that seems to be growing louder every day. Marcos’ show embraces the fantasy and romance of the corrida.
By Marcos Byrd
Sat, Aug 30, 6pm
Sat, Sep 20, 6pm
La Conexión, The Gallery
There are also paintings and drawings with humor along with some more reflective works on man’s relationship to the toro bravo. Ole! Marcos Byrd, was born in 1954 (www.marcosbyrd.com) and from the ‘70s was a visible figure on the plastic arts and music scene here in San Miguel de Allende.
His master at Bellas Artes was Víctor Cuevas in ‘73 and ‘74. Later, Byrd had a solo show at Bellas Artes, was part of a group show at Museo Allende and showed regularly at Kligerman Gallery throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s. The following years he showed in galleries and museums in New York City and Scandinavia. A large part of his output is devoted to public and private murals.
Byrd won’t be here for the first opening on August 30 at 6pm at La Conexion, The Gallery, Aldama 3. But a second opening will take place on September 20 at 6pm, where you can meet the artist.
Opening hours are: Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. 415-152-4706. For private showings Monday and Wednesday or for further information, call Susan Sargeant at 415-149-0440 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.