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Carmen Parra Suave Patria

March 20 – August 9, 2015 Rubin and Paula Torres Gallery
(Detail) Carmen Parra, La fundación de México, 2010, oil on canvas

Since childhood, Carmen Parra (b.1944, Mexico City) was exposed to both colonial and Mesoamerican art, which made a lifelong impression on her. She studied art in Mexico, Italy and England. She has done set design for several plays, and has illustrated a variety of publications. Carmen Parra investigates, examines, creates and re-creates all subjects that passionately thrill her. In Carmen Parra: Suave Patria the artist reveals to us her love of Mexico by way of its symbols, natural wonders and sacred spaces. The royal eagle, the monarch butterfly, the Main (Aztec) Temple and the Metropolitan Cathedral are themes that unify this exhibition.


Carmen Parra


Dolores Mercado


National Museum of Mexican Art in collaboration with the Consulado General de México en Chicago, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) and Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes


All images below are a glimpse into the exhibition for those who could not attend in person. Photo credit: Michael Tropea

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