Greetings from Mexico City! I've been longing to visit this city ever since I first learned that it was the home of two of my matron saints, Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo, so I'm grateful to finally have the opportunity to do so. I'll post a round-up at the end of the trip, but first, a happy synchronicity. It turns out that Phantasmaphile favorite, Christin Couture, has a show opening here this very weekend as part of a gallery walk. The show is called Volcanix, and features drawings that explore different metaphoric aspects of volcanism, and the Popocateptl volcano specifically. I can't wait to see it, and to hopefully meet the artist as well. Looks like a stunner.
April 25th - May 30th
Volcanix: aspects of volcanism are considered and celebrated in an extended-format portrait of Popocateptl- both actual and metaphoric, an immanent stolid presence, yet alive, unpredictable and ever-changing, evincing many aspects of the human condition. Over the course of three years Couture has closely observed the volcano Popocatepetl on a web camera administered by CENAPRED
and has rendered this image in various mediums.
El Rojo de Tacubaya
Joaquín A. Pérez 6
Col. San Miguel Chapultepec
Del. Miguel Hidalgo