Sylvia Ji

Sylvia Ji was born in 1982 and lives in LA. This is a teaser of her new solo show at CHG Circa, Corey Helford Gallery’s newest space, opening Novenber 3rd. The show, La Catrina, is about “La Calavera Catrina, or The Elegant Skull,  that was originally portrayed in 1910s by the Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada as a richly adorned skeletal figure and became an enduring icon of the “Day of the Dead” celebrations. The Catrina was adoptive of the Aztecan goddess Mictecacihuatl who in the afterlife watched over the bones of the dead and all commemorating festivals. In “La Catrina,” the Lady of the Dead oversees the artist’s changes, divined through painting, and reflective with her unearthly visage.”

 

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