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“Fosa,” YAM Gallery Exhibits the Latest Works by Alejandra Mendoza

By Pedro Fango

YAM Gallery is honored to invite you to the opening of Alejandra Mendoza’s new exhibition. Entitled “Fosa.” This art show questions political and social events in Mexico, especially the disappearance of many citizens in the past years.

“Fosa” by Alejandra Mendoza
Fri, Jul 10, 7pm
YAM Gallery
Instituto Allende

Alejandra’s work is usually made of cut paper, painted with aerosol and acrylic and then stitched with thread. The sewing is left visible across the canvas to create new characters. The result is a sum of strange creatures as if they were taken from a rather unquiet dream.

In “Fosa,” Alejandra develops a renewed imaginary: she uses vintage wallpaper as melancholic landscapes, out of which some silhouettes are abducted, leaving a worrying hole. The whites are predominant but sometimes enhanced by a slight trace of red thread: those are the tears of the ones who remain. The set of ten framed scenes is completed by a tridimensional piece the accumulation of the missing pieces gathered in a translucent box. The exhibition aims at representing a limbo: through the absence of the characters, the described territory is also denied.

Mendoza shows her outstanding ability with precise cuts and collages. She develops a new esthetic that is worth being seen. With Fosa, the artist gives a new twist to her work, both in the form and the message delivered. Artists are witnesses and accusers of their time, and the Mexican contemporary art scene has been a good example of this in the past years. Mendoza takes part in this movement and raises her voice for the missing, not to be forgotten.

Opening at YAM Gallery inside Instituo Allende, Friday, July 10, 7pm, free.


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