Collective Dia de Muertos Show in Ajijic

These are the pieces I’ll be showing at Jesus Lopez Vega’s “Dia de Muertos” Group Show at his studio gallery, Rio Zula #7 in Ajijic from 4-7 PM on November 2.  (Rio Zula is the street one block west of Yves Restaurant and the street Casa Linda is on.)

 

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Since it looks like the captions are cut off in the enlarged versions of the photos, here is the complete description of the pieces:

Davey Jones’ Locker
Davy Jones’ Locker is a metaphor for the bottom
of the sea: the state of death among drowned sailors
and shipwrecks. It is used as a euphemism
for drowning. Silver coins spilling from a pirate chest
seem to be doing these victims of shipwreck
at sea no good at all. Media includes sand and shells
collected from various Mexican beaches by the artist.

Day of the Dead in Mexico
Offerings to the dearly departed include my

miniaturized version of a real book:
Noche de Muertos Muestrario Poetico en Michoacan,
a volume of Day of the Dead poems.

 Waiting for the day of the Dead
Father and Child skeletons wait

patiently for Dia de Muertos and
their yearly portion of “dead bread.”

 Altar
This skeleton has already consumed

one loaf of dead bread and is
ready for his next one.

These are the artists in the show:

Poster art is by Antonio Lopez Vega.

Please join us there for art, music, refreshments and to meet the artists!

12 thoughts on “Collective Dia de Muertos Show in Ajijic

  1. Marion Couvillion

    Really like these Judy~!👹

    On Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 9:56 PM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: ” These are the pieces I’ll be showing at Jesus Lopez > Vega’s “Dia de Muertos” Group Show at his studio gallery, Rio Zula #7 in > Ajijic from 4-7 PM on November 2. (Rio Zula is the street one block west > of Yves Restaurant and the street Casa Linda is on.)” >

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It is a special round sugar-topped loaf that they make only in the weeks leading up to and including Day of the Dead. It is always placed on the altars and graves, thus called Dead Bread. I’ll check up on it’s association with the Eucharist, which I don’t know. Thanks, Derrick.

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  2. SueW

    You are one very talented lady.
    The full description can be read by clicking the exclamation mark below each enlarged image, the description in full will be revealed.

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  3. Mama Cormier

    These pieces are amazing Judy. I’ve only just discovered that a bunch of your posts are in the Promotions section of my emails. I tend to ignore this section because it’s mostly advertising but lately a bunch of blogs that I follow have ended up there.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I miss mail sent to my WP email because I never think to look there so know how that goes. Do you use the Reader? I find that the easiest way to keep up with those I follow. Or, I put their WP in my favorites on Chrome. If they are in email mixed in with regular messages, it just makes too much to navigate.

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