Curated by Patrick Kelly. 

Contemporary Mexican-American artist René Treviño has created an installation comprised of his own works alongside his personal selections from the OJAC's Pre-Columbian collection.

Utilizing extensive research of Mayan and other cultures' carvings, Treviño develops contemporary images and combines them with popular culture references. The OJAC installation incorporates Treviño's large scale works on paper along with smaller works on leather skins and short looped digital animations. Placing his own sculptural object into the vitrines with objects from the museum's collection further challenges visitors to see and seek relationships between the ancient and contemporary.


Installation images by Kevin Todora.


René Treviño: A New Codex is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from Anonymous, Erin Cluley, Pam and Bob Tidwell and Travis Vandergriff.