Garr's South American Exhibitions
Garr has been fortunate enough to take part in art exhibitions in South America. He greatly appreciates this opportunity to show his work in other parts of Latin America — beyond the borders of Mexico. This page lists the most prominent ones.
This was the first part of a two-country show that took place in both Colombia and Mexico, featuring 13 artists from each country. The show took place at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga (Bucaramanga Museum of Modern Art) in Bucaramanga, Colombia. It was inaugurated on October 6, 2023. Garr was honoured to have his piece featured on the poster for the inauguration.
It closed at the end of October, and on November 8, 2023 re-opened at the Museo Regional de las Artes de Autlán (Autlán Regional Museum of the Arts) in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco.
The theme of the exhibition was the human body from all its conceptions. From this premise each artist was free to express whatever they wanted: eroticism, beauty, violence, etc.
Garr's piece is titled “Cuerpos cofrades con raíces comunes” (Fraternal Bodies with Common Roots). It depicts the bodies of an indigenous Colombian and an indigenous Mexican (Aztec) intertwining and morphing into tree roots. In the lower left is a turtle (a creation symbol), and the flags of each country are shown behind the respective figures.
This was an Exhibition of Photography and Painting held at the Galeria “El Rincón de la Libélula” (“The Dragonfly's Corner” Gallery) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It featured 22 artists from Mexico. The exhibition opened on September 23, 2022. After this show ended, it moved to Bogotá, Colombia (see below).
Garr's piece, titled “Noche de muertos” (Night of the Dead), depicts one of the most important celebrations in Mexico: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This is very much a celebration of life. The dead live on in our memories and our hearts — none of us is truly gone until there's no one left to remember us.
Garr created this digital painting as an impressionist vision of a Night of the Dead ceremony he experienced in the cemetery on the small island of Pacanda in Lake Pátzcuaro (Michoacán).
This was the same Exhibition of Photography and Painting held in Guayaquil, Ecuador in September, 2022. After the show in Ecuador finished (see above), it moved to the Impact Café in Bogatá, Colombia. This café has a large gallery space. The exhibition opened on October 13, 2022.