ASSEMBLING DEEP BLUNT THOUGHTS by Mely Barragán

ASSEMBLING DEEP BLUNT THOUGHTS   Si las palabras son cuchillos, la obra de Mely Barragán (Tijuana, 1975), llena de palabras y cuchillos en igual cantidad, se descubre obsesiva en su intento por decirnos algo. Utilizando elementos gráficos e imágenes reapropiadas de medios masivos y cultura popular, Barragán aborda temas como la desigualdad de género y violencia […]

BACK TO BASICS @ THE FRONT

BACK TO BASICS  10TH ANNUAL DÍA DE LA MUJER EXHIBIT CURATOR- Norma Iglesias ¨The premise of Back To Basics suggests that the way out of many of our problems is to return to the origins, to the most basic formsof community interaction, to respect for nature and all living beings, to teamwork, to respect differences, […]

Chain Linked Fence (from the HeMan series).

Chain linked fence HEMAN,  silkscreen on paper (one ink). complete installation comprised of 13 individual prints.  MBarragan 2013 _____shown @ ______ This Machine Kills______________ Fine Art Complex 1101 Dates: 11.5.2016 – 12.10.2016 Curated by: Ed Gomez, Luis G. Hernandez and April Lillard-Gomez This Machine Kills _______ is a group exhibition examining works of art dealing with […]

Artist Talk, Thoughts on Image @ AJA Project

AjA Invites you to the second installment of IMAGE X COMMUNITY – a dialogue series where we explore the intersection of “Image” and “Community”. This round features Tijuana-based artist, Mely Barragan. Known for her works in sculptures, installations, collages, and paintings around the concept of “image.” Having shown in Germany, China, and Russia, Mely’s works […]

Macho @ Customising Language (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions LACE)

Macho / 2009 soft sculpture (black felt and Stuffing) Group exhibition curated by Idurre Alonso and Selene Preciado Mely Barragán uses elements and images from mass media, pop art, and popular culture to address gender issues, particularly imposed feminine archetypes by our patriarchal society. She utilizes various media including collage, painting, printing and sculpture, such […]

MEXICO:THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN (contemporary artists from Mexico)

Presentación de “Mexico: The Future is Unwritten. Contemporary Artists from Mexico”, el libro que reune más de 200 obras de artistas mexicanos que pertenecen a la Colección Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche. La presentación se realizará el miércoles 9 de diciembre en la Fundación Alumnos 47 a las 19:00 hrs. PROM DATE DISASTER, 2014 collage y […]

THE ELÍAS-FONTES COLLECTION. HISTORY AND STORY. HISTORIA Y RELATO

THROUGH PAINTINGS, INSTALLATIONS, ASSEMBLAGES, AND SCULPTURES, AMONG OTHER DISCIPLINES; THE COLLECTION INTEGRATE A GREAT NUMBER OF PROPOSALS AND SKILLS OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, EXPLORING THE WORK OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM BAJA CALIFORNIA AND THE ROLE OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN OUR SOCIETY. The Elías-Fontes Collection. History and Story Exhibition REVIEWS: The Impossibility of the Present: Collection Elias-Fontes […]

HAUNTED, acrílico sobre textil prefabricado / acrylic painting on prefabricated textile

HARD HEAD MEN @ Revisión Glocal Review, TJINCHINA Project Room

HARD HEAD MEN, serigrafía sobre papel tapiz 24 x 18 in. cada uno, 2013-2015. Edición de 30 impresiones de cada color rosa, amarillo y verde. El tema evolutivo de la producción artística de Mely Barragán ha sido marcada por su fascinación sobre la imagen de género y las representaciones arquetípicas de lo femenino y lo masculino.Comenzó […]

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