art gallery in the rusteberg building
"Mascaras y Leyendas"
Leyendas," a solo exhibition that will feature the works of Jessie
Burciaga, will open on Tuesday, June 3 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The exhibition will be
remain open until Friday, July 4. Light refreshments will be served.
"Being proud of the Mexican culture, yet embracing greatly
the Mexican Lucha Libre, Jessie Burciaga worked from 2012-2014 to present this
series of vibrant colored paintings of los Luchadores. He focuses on three
types of poses: the flexing luchador that signifies strength, the relaxed pose
that depicts the man, and the portrait that signifies the legends.
What Burciaga wants to portray in his paintings is the following:
El luchador creates his own character by making the mask, the mask transcends
him to becoming a legend and thus, el luchador achieves immortality among the
masses and throughout time. Through his paintings, he conveys this message by
portraying the luchador being glorified as a Mexican Folklore hero."
Closing date of the exhibition will be Friday, July 4 2014
General Admission: $1.00
Student Semester Passes: $3.00
Patron of the Arts: Free
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