HERMOSOS HUESOS Premier Exhibition
It is with anticipated celebration that the first 13 installations of the HERMOSOS HUESOS Project will premier at the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, KS, October 31, 2014. Through a partnership with the Mulvane Art Museum and the Tonantzin Society of Topeka, artist Wayne Hilton will be taking his work to the mid-west, celebrating Dia de Los Muertos and continuing his homage to Jose Guadalupe Posada with the first public showing of all the completed works.
Please join the celebration!
When: Friday, October 31, 2014
Opening reception at 5:30pm, artist remarks at 7:00pm
Where:The Mulvane Art Museum
1700 SW Jewell Ave
Topeka, KS 66621
Upstairs North Gallery
The HERMOSOS HUESOS Project began several years ago as mixed-media artist Wayne Hilton started crafting intricate calaveras (skeletons), inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos, and specifically, “La Calavera Catrina” (elegant skeleton) by illustrator Jose Guadalupe Posada. As an homage to the centennial anniversary of Posada’s death, the project has grown into an extensive, and elaborately detailed exhibition, consisting of 13 individual installations and book.
Each installation combines themes from Posada’s work, as well as ideas, experiences and techniques unique to the artist. The skeleton figures themselves stand approximately 14 inches tall, but the free-standing installations, consisting of a creative environment and case in which the figure is displayed, can be up to 7 feet in height. The pieces are made out of all recycled and reclaimed materials.