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Mercedes Gertz: It’s All in a Dream

July 20, 2023 - August 31, 2023

SPARC Unveils Mercedes Gertz’s Captivating Exhibition Showcasing the Power of Dreams at the Duron Gallery!

Mexican conceptual artist, Mercedes Gertz, takes center stage once again with her latest exhibition, designed to ignite the creative potential that resides within our dreams. The exhibition, accompanied by a series of empowering workshops, promises to immerse attendees in a profound exploration of symbolic images that delve into the depths of the human psyche.

This extraordinary exhibition serves as a testament to Gertz’s ability to harness the power of artistic expression and unravel the enigmatic messages that lie dormant within our subconscious minds. By inviting viewers to embark on an introspective journey, she encourages them to embrace their own creative potential and find inspiration within the world of dreams. Through a series of transformative workshops to be conducted by the
artist herself, she will provide a unique opportunity to explore the symbiotic relationship between dreams and artistic expression, fostering an environment where imagination knows no bounds.

Join Mercedes Gertz on this immersive journey into the realm of dreams and discover the limitless power of your own creativity from July 20 to August 31, 2023 at the Durón Gallery at SPARC. The workshops will take place on July 22 and August 19 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Mercedes Gertz was born in Mexico City and works from studio residences in Mexico City, Los Angeles, CA and Lausanne, Switzerland. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York, as well as an MA in Fine Arts from the Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and a PhD in Depth Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Bárbara, California. Mercedes was awarded a grant for young artists by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) in 1988. From 2001 to present she has worked in community practice and offered workshops on art as a language to Latino families in Los Angeles, California. She has also given workshops in Mexico, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Paris, and Tokio focused on the study of dreams and fairy tales as a symbolic language that articulates aspects that words cannot express. Her paintings, conceptual installations, and graphics have been exhibited in Mexico, the US, and Europe and Asia.


July 20, 2023
August 31, 2023
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