03/03/2023 - 01/04/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Alicia Reyes McNamara

Wed-Sat: 12-5pm

Alicia Reyes McNamara's second solo show at the gallery features new paintings and a floor piece that continues their research into Mexican and Aztec mythology and visual cultures. The works revolve around the deity of Tlazoltéotl, an Aztec goddess who was originally an earth-mother goddess associated with fertility, sexuality, the earth, filth, waste and dirt. Tlazoltéotl was thought to work in a number of related but sometimes seemingly contradictory ways, for example to purify sins but to also encourage people to participate in what were deemed by Aztec society as immoral sexual acts.

Reyes McNamara has said, “I was attracted to the idea of rituals that explored filth as something that is inherently generative, that moved passed ideas of shame and focused on the growth and the life made through it.”


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