Latin American Prints from Colección Salgado

Latin American Prints from Colección Salgado

September 7 to October 14, 2006


Opening reception: Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm
Guest Lecture by Rene Hugo Arceo: September 7 at 5 pm

The inaugural exhibit of the fall season will feature a major display of graphic works by Latin American printmakers drawn from the Chicago based Colección Salgado. Artists whose work will be displayed include Rudolfo Abularach, Rene Hugo Arceo, Carmen Bordes, Tomas Bringas, Miserain Cárdenas, Rocio Caballero, Carlos Cortez, Alejandro Perez Cruz, José Luis Cuevas, Héctor Duarte, Roberto Ferreyria, Esperanza Gama, Nicolas de Jesus, Juan Carlos Macias, Gabriel Macotela, Alfonso Lopez Monreal, Alejandro Nava, Irma Palacios, Paco Patlan, Ignacio Vera Ponce, Leopoldo Praxedis, Jesus Ramos, Alejandro Romero, Oscar Romero, Emilio Said, Soruco, Luis Fernando Uribe, Luis Valsoto, Gabriel Villa and Alfredo Zalce.

The source of the exhibit is the collection of Chicago businessman Erasmo Salgado and his family. Colección Salgado is widely recognized as an outstanding and very comprehensive accumulation of work from artists throughout the Americas. In addition to his interests in collecting, Erasmo Salgado is the founder and honorary member of the Mestizarte House of Culture in Chicago and has sponsored exhibits of Latin American artists both here and abroad.

Curated by Crossman Gallery Director Michael Flanagan, this exhibit opened during the summer in Milwaukee at the Walker?s Point Center of the Arts to favorable reviews from artists, educators and community members. Many of the prints feature themes that are consistent with the traditions of Latin American art including social and political themes, religion and folklore. While some of the artists in the exhibit remain relatively unknown in this country, many are recognized internationally through their exhibits, museum purchases and awards.

The exhibit will include 70 prints by 30 artists and will be supplemented by loans of historic prints and a drawing by Diego Rivera from the collection of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and examples of Latin American work from the permanent collection of the Crossman Gallery.