New Exhibit at Noyola Gallery Features Two Canadian Artists
By Jesús Aguado
Music and art by a pair of Canadian artists opened a new exhibit at the Noyola Gallery at Fábrica la Aurora last week.
The exhibit’s atmosphere was an international one: in addition to the Canadian artists, the festivities featured live music with musicians from México, Sweden, and Poland.
Canadian artist Marcus Jolly exhibited nine silkscreen works on paper. He told Atención that his pieces are part of an ongoing series exploring the relationship of form and color. His inspiration comes from nature, he said, ranging from animal life to marine microorganisms.
Canadian Christopher Leith’s pieces are highly stylized representational paintings that deviate from current trends of minimalist and postpainterly abstraction. Leith uses hard-edge painting methods, streamlined forms, and flattened color to echo modernist painting values while addressing contemporary issues related to the topic of humans versus nature.
Throughout the night, while attendees sipped mezcal and checked out the artists’ work, musicians Macieu, Simon Balthazar, Rafael Durand, and Diego Noyola entertained the attendees with synthopop electronic music.