Mexican Consulate Gallery
In 2021, OPAC and the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard began a new partnership to bring more arts and culture to our community. Lobbies, waiting rooms, hallways and the Sala Aurora have become unique exhibition spaces to showcase artwork that speaks to Mexican and Mexican-American beauty, culture, traditions, and issues. The Consulate welcomes 400 individuals every day, including - we hope - you! Join us for an opening reception or gallery talk or come by during business hours to see the exhibitions!
Cielo y Tierra
works by John Nava
CIELO Y TIERRA (Heaven and Earth) brings together recent work by Ojai artist John Nava drawn from two distinct spheres - the sacred realm of faith, hope and redemption and the material world plagued by suffering and injustice. It presents trial tapestries for the figure and portrait of Mary, Our Lady of the Angels, as well as images of young victims of the reckless actions of authority along the US-Mexico border.
works by Porfirio Gutierrez
CONTINUOUS LINE presents new works by Zapotec textile artist, natural dyer and Ventura resident, Porfirio Gutiérrez. Porfirio challenges traditional textile value by redefining purpose and expanding upon the fluid tradition of Zapotec textile knowledge.
works by Rafael Perea de la Cabada
from the Collection of Gil García and Marti Correa de García
2021 marked the Bicentennial of the Consummation of Mexican Independence and 500 years of the historical Memory of Tenochtitlan, the fall of the Aztec empire. On September 15, 2021, OPAC and the Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard presented two exhibitions of Mexican art that celebrated the past and connected us to the present with contemporary work. One exhibit brought visitors closer to the giants of mid-20th century Mexican Art, including Leopoldo Mendez, Rufino Tamayo, Clemente Orozco, Francisco Toledo, Jose luis Cuevas, Fanny Rabel, and others through the incredible Mexican Print Collection of Gil García and Marti Correa de García from Santa Barbara, CA.
The Mexican Print Collection was curated by renowned Mexican artist Rafael Perea de la Cabada, who also exhibited his own work in a show called, Cempohualli, an Aztec term for the number 20. There were 20 pieces of Perea’s artwork in the exhibition which explore themes of contemporary Mexican-American culture.
The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard
3151 W 5th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Mon - Fri
8:30 am – 4:30 pm