Brilliant, bold yellow and red colors mark the recent exhibition at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. Titled “Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes, the works in this show were created by NYC artist Polly Apfelbaum. Four large rugs laid on the floor, with hand-crafted red beads hanging in the middle. The walls were lined with colorful ceramic pieces whilst the back wall showcased thick wooden masks. The exhibition invited visitors to explore their own spirituality and the bright colors were inspired by dazzling colors the artist found in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Rivelino // You // Cast bronze painted in white // 2015
This year has been dedicated to further strengthening cultural awareness between Mexico and the United Kingdom. While Mexico is celebrating the Year of the UK, the UK is celebrating the Year of Mexico. A striking sculpture of two enormous white fingers pointing at each other was created by contemporary Mexican artist Rivelino for the Year of Mexico and is located in Trafalgar Square. You are encouraged to stand between the pointing fingers, forcing you to think more critically about equality. After all, the fingers are pointing at you, so you must decide what you are going to do to make a difference.
Feeling creative? Strike a pose, selfie style, with the fingers and upload it on the Lodgeo app to win a trip for two to Mexico!