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While working on a research project for the University of New Mexico, Agave Gallery artist Silvia Sierra was inspired by the pain women experienced during the pandemic, the gallery said in a news release.
“Silvia channeled Frida Kahlo, a well-known Mexican artist and feminist icon who lived with chronic pain due to medical issues but was an enduring example of resilience throughout her life and after,” the release said.
Sierra’s new artwork, “IX,” “KAN” and “Sana Mente,” depict women suffering, female inner and spiritual strength, and readiness for “Los restos de la Vida” (life challenges), the gallery said. “Using color and texture, along with universal symbols, Silvia honors women.”
For the UNM research project, “Weave,” Sierra conducted surveys and collected stories along the United States-Mexico border during Covid-19, the release said.
Sierra’s work is on display at Agave Gallery, 2250 Calle de San Albino in Mesilla.
The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.