Exhibitions /  Paul Strand

Paul Strand:The Mexican Portfolio
June 4 | August 24, 2014

The exhibition includes 20 photogravures from Paul Strand’s 1933 visit to Mexico. Recent gifts of San Antonio collector Susan Toomey Frost, these 20 prints present not only a window into pre-tourist era Mexico, but are beautiful examples of the incredibly complex medium of photogravure, a printmaking technique that combines photography with etching. The soft, sepia tones of the medium give these images of rural churches, crosses, and fieldworkers a timeless and otherworldly expression. This is the first time that Paul Strand’s The Mexican Portfolio is on view at the McNay.

This exhibition is organized by the McNay Art Museum.

Image: Paul Strand, Cristo with Thorns, Huexotla (detail) fromThe Mexican Portfolio, 1933, printed 1967. Photogravure. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Susan Toomey Frost.


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