El llano en llamas (Homenaje a Juan Rulfo), 2013 by Federico Martinez

Lamentable tierra / Sorrow Land

Clemente Castor, Carlos Iván Hernández, and Federico Martínez

Curated by Joaquín Trujillo

Opening Reception: September 11, 2019 | 6-8pm
Celebrate Mexico Now Festival Reception: October 8th | 6-8pm
Exhibition dates:
September 11 – October 25, 2019

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is pleased to present Lamentable tierra / Sorrow Land, opening September 11th from 6–8 pm, and running through October 25th. This exhibition exposes both Mexico’s forgotten rural and tumultuous suburban landscapes through the lenses of three contemporary Mexican artists, Clemente Castor, Carlos Iván Hernández, and Federico Martínez. Organized in part by Joaquín Trujillo – who recalls working the land in Zacatecas as a child before migrating to Los Angeles – and in partnership with SOMA Mexico City and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, it explores the aesthetic aftermath of the neoliberal takeover and the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which caused a mass migration of people from Mexico to the United States.