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Gustavo Monroy's 'Expulsion From Paradise'

January 11, 2009 |  7:30 am

Expulsion From Paradise

Over at The Times' La Plaza blog about Latin America, Deborah Bonello has a look at "Expulsión de Paraíso" (Expulsion From Paradise), a new exhibition of works by artist Gustavo Monroy in Mexico City. Bonello writes:

The show features 10 paintings by Monroy that present human suffering next to images of the artist himself -- in some cases, no more than a disembodied head -- set against bleak, sandy backgrounds and landscapes.

So what does it all mean? Can it be connected to the current wave of violence in Mexico? Read more about the show here.

-- Scott Sandell

Above: A painting from Gustavo Monroy's exhibition "Expulsión de Paraíso" (Expulsion From Paradise) in Mexico City’s Centro Cultural de Bella Época. Credit: Deborah Bonello / Los Angeles Times