News Release | May 8, 2023

Jesús Urbieta: Myths and Legends of Oaxaca

Jesús Urbieta: Myths and Legends of Oaxaca

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio through the Mexican Cultural Institute, in partnership with Galería Óscar Román, the San Antonio Mexico Friendship Council, UTSA Libraries and Museums, Alamo Collages District and Bruxo Mezcal, are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit Jesús Urbieta. Myths and Legends of Oaxaca, co-curated by Arturo Infante Almeida and Dr. Alba de Leon, next Friday May 5th from 6.00 to 9.00 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute (643 E. Nueva St. San Antonio TX 78205).

The exhibit invites you to travel to a magical world; one that is composed of drawings and paintings made by Jesús Urbieta from Juchitán, Oaxaca. The artworks allow us to taste the magic that floods his Oaxacan town. In every piece, the myths and legends are present through fantastical scenes that construct the life, creativity, and poetic narrative of the artist.
Like no other, Jesús Urbieta achieves to merge Zapotec Art genealogies with Universal Art through his defiant artistic approach. This is why he’s considered as one of the three Great Artists from Oaxaca, alongside Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo.

His work has been showcased in the Palace of Belle Arts – Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City) and the Galería Óscar Román (Mexico City). He was awarded the Gran Paleta de Oro in the XXVI Festival of Art and Paint (Castillo Museo Grimaldi, Villa de Cagnes-Sur Mer, France); Honorable Mention in the V and VI Biennial of Painting Rufino Tamayo (Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca) and his artwork is part of collections like the Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City) and the Würth (Künzelsau, Germany).

The exhibit will run from May 5th to July 14th. It will be open to the public Thursdays and Fridays and by appointment only from Monday to Wednesday. People can book an appointment at the Mexican Cultural Institute by calling (210)-227-0123 or sending an email.

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