Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Mexican Cultural Institute in collaboration with Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NY
invites you to the opening of the exhibit
PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2008 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Reception to follow
Free Admission / Limited Space Available
OD 1152 is the name of a tree located inside a forest outside the small town of Michelstadt, in the Odenwald region of Germany. The forest is now a cemetery, a place where peoples' remains are buried in biodegradable urns amongst the roots of the tree of their choice.
In 2007, the Mexican artist, Ricardo Mazal traveled to Odenwald and he became fascinated with the concept of these burials. He photographed the forest extensively and upon returning to his studio, Mazal used the photographs as a point of departure - digitally transforming and merging them with images of his own paintings - to create virtual studies for new paintings.
For more information please visit www.instituteofmexicodc.org