Marela Zacarias "Coatlicue's Return" Fall 2018 Exhibition Catalog
8.5" x 8.5"
56 color pages, softcover
Wasserman Projects presented Coatlicue’s Return, an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based, Mexican-American artist Marela Zacarias. Trained as a muralist, Zacarias took inspiration for this series from the city’s urban sites with focus on Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Murals-housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Coatlicue’s Return encapsulates Zacarias’s deeply personal engagement with Rivera’s work and the Aztec mythology depicted in his Detroit murals, in particular the goddess Coatlicue, who symbolizes constant growth, destruction, and rebirth. Zacarias seamlessly unites sculpture and painting into an energetic and vibrantly colored abstracted landscape of wall reliefs and freestanding sculptures that create a kind of three-dimensional mural that evokes the aura of particular places, landmarks, and histories. Through these works, Zacarias captures the spirit of Detroit’s distinct artistic legacy and its continued position as a hub for creativity and innovation – in ways speaking to the city as a manifestation of Coatlicue herself.
See the exhibition online at wassermanprojects.com