Mexican Gallery Proyectos Monclova at The Armory Show 2018
Showcasing Fabulous Works by 3 Mexican Artists, 2 Artists living in New York and 1 Berlín based Artist.
- Helen Escobedo (*1934 – 2010)
- Eduardo Terrazas (*1936, lives and works in Mexico City)
- Gabriel de la Mora (*1968, lives and works in Mexico City).
- Robert C. Morgan (Lives and works in NY)
- Josephine Meckseper (Lives and works in NY)
- Berlin based artist Michael Sailstorfer.
- Josephine Meckseper
Cóatl, a monumental scultpure located in the Espacio Escultórico, UNAM, Mexico City is one of the highlights of Helen Escobedo’s artistic career. It is constructed of 20 rectangular iron frames graduating in color from yellow to red arranged along a twisting base to emphasize movement, space, and the idea of impermanence, allegorically alluding to the transition between life and death.
In addition to Cóatl, Helen Escobedo was co-author of the main work in the Espacio Escultórico, one of the most important examples of land art in Latin America. The work features a 120 m diameter circle composed of 64 giant trapezoidal blocks. The generous spacing between each block allows entry to the center of the piece: a sea of natural lava stone. Rather than mere sculpture, the Espacio Escultórico was conceived of as a site that would promote human activities; a kind of forum that would facilitate public interactions while simultaneously integrating it into nature.