Sunday, May 9, 2010

Francisco Mora

Don't miss a rare showing of linocuts & lithographs by Mexican artist Francisco Mora at Davidson Galleries. Mora was born in Michoacán in 1922 and relocated to Mexico City in the 1940's where he was part of the seminal Taller de Gráfica Popular, a graphics workshop that built on Mexico’s rich tradition of printmaking in order to further a variety of revolutionary political and social causes. The picturess on display include many gritty graphic works depicting the daily lives of miners, farmers and Mexican laborers, as well as several finely rendered portraits of revolutionary giant Emiliano Zapata. Large displays of Mora's works are seldom seen outside of collections at the Museum of Modern Art and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

The show at Davidson runs until May 29.

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