Marcos Raya: Return to Mictlan

Opening: Friday, Nov 4, 2022 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Nov 4 – Dec 17, 2022

300 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

Marcos Raya brings together old and new works in a variety of media that mostly explores the sociological impact of technological change. His paintings, collages and installations present an idiosyncratic hybrid of Mexican folklore, American pop-culture. His work has more affinities with Dada and Surrealism, infused with elements of Chicago-Style Pop-Expressionism and Machismo.

Through an extension of his own personal space, his frontier is filled with assemblage that takes life from the residue of crisis. His installations operate as both a self-portrait and collective history. In the context of a merging reality of medical and psychological proportions. His active space is an esthetic of abundance and display that presents traces of the ongoing struggles with urban displacement.

Raya’s edge is both intimate in a domestic construction and sinister in a spectacle of public dimension.

Image Credit: Marcos Raya, Animals, oil on canvas, 54 x 67 inches