Curated by Patrick Kelly.
Contemporary Mexican-American artist René Treviño will create 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 will incorporate 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 will further challenge visitors to see and seek relationships between the ancient and contemporary.
Images courtesy of the artist and Erin Cluley Gallery.
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.