Hombres de Arcilla | Alberto Villalobos

Exhibition: March 16 – April 20, 2018

Opening Reception: March 16, 6 – 9pm

Hombres de Arcilla (Men of Clay) honors the Mexican heritage of Alberto Villalobos. In pre-Hispanic cultures, masks had a strong connection with rituals of life and death. Clay is the only element that fire does not destroy but makes stronger. This project honors the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero in southern Mexico For Villalobos, clay represents the fragility of life, yet the resilience of the human spirit. By creating hand built clay masks, he hopes to shed light on the disappearance of these forty-three students. He hopes to give faces to the disappeared, so their memory may live on.