Galeria Indigena Mexican Art and Sale Oct 12
We are very excited for this coming October 12th when Galeria Indigena celebrates their 29th anniversary! This place is amazing with 5000 square feet of arts and crafts from all over Mexico! If you have never been to this gallery, watch the video on their Facebook page!
(PHOTO: Incredible CATRINA “FRIDA”
Beads on bees wax on clay.
Beaded By; Hilario Jimenez
Grandson of the medicine men (Shaman).
Enjoy complimentary drinks and discounts all day on October 12th!
“Thanks to all our customers and friends who over the years have favored us with their shopping, and at the same time we commit to continue offering quality products with attractive prices and better services, ” say the owners!
The Phantasmagorical World of New Age Oaxacan Wood Carvings
There are a couple of versions on how one of the most fascinating & intriguing examples of Mexican indigenous crafts evolved, namely that of the delightful hand carved & brightly painted wood creations begun by Pedro Linares in Mexico in the 1930s (although he began with papier mache).
The one version that appears most probable is that it was born from one of his dreams induced by an illness, but in any case the Mexican artisan is known world-wide for his or her rich imagination & in some indigenous groups, like the Huichols, with their fantastically colorful & complex beaded designs, this imagination is egged on by the ceremonial ingestion of “magic” plants like peyote, which contain mescaline. (Read Aldous Huxley’s classic “Doors of Perception” about the author’s pleasant experience with the drug.)
Out of Linares’s succession of zoomorphical illusions in a dream came an “exhibition” of fierce dragon bodies, scary bat wings & jaguar’s teeth all married to the world of reptiles, birds, insects & mammals. These figures, big & small, can be seen at most Mexican craft outlets, however the discerning art lover will quickly recognize that the examples offered at Galeria Indigena are extraordinary to say the least: here the artists have taken this art form to the nth degree with more outlandish sculpture & minutely painted detail using fine haired brushes, thus qualifying to be categorized as “New Age Oaxacan Wood Carvings”.
Galeria Indigena’s wonder-inspiring Alebrijes are another example of an art treasure that will thrill your family & friends back home.
THE DELIGHTFUL, WHIMSICAL ART OF NAUI
“The Night is Always Young” for these attractive, chubby angels who always bring a smile or two to its viewers.
Created by renowned Mexican artist “Naui”, each signed & numbered painting is a unique combination of acrylic
on canvas and finely-painted, moon-shaped ceramic faces. One satisfied client wrote: “To bring a sense of joy and humor to visitors at my new home, I placed several Naui paintings of these “Ladies of the Night” in one of my bathrooms & what a positive reception I received!” A unique work of art placed in any part of your home, make a wise choice: choose a Naui painting and take back a Mexican art treasure of true lasting value.