EXTENDED - Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture and Drawings
“Francisco Zúñiga: Sculpture & Drawings” brings together selected works on paper and an exceptional breadth of sculpture in bronze, wood and stone, which masterfully portray Zúñiga’s indigenous women as an elemental force. Drawing upon pre-Columbian and classical sources, they are often depicted as sensual, but always heroic. These sculptures and drawings of women - as matriarch or adolescent - have today become powerful iconic images, widely establishing Francisco Zúñiga as Mexico’s and Costa Rica’s greatest 20th Century sculptor, and according to one recent study, Mexico’s most internationally collected artist.
This Zúñiga exhibition illustrates how Los Angeles’ modern art history converges with the modern art history of Mexico. That history is further underscored by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts’ prior exhibitions presented in concert with “PST: LA/LA, Artists of Mexico” and “Hans Burkhardt in Mexico”.