Z’otz* Collective: Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano, Ilyana Martínez
June 5 – September 6, 2020
Opening First Friday, June 5 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Members Reception 7:00 PM | RSVP Required
Z’otz* Collective is comprised of three artists with Latin American roots: Nahúm Flores (Honduras), Erik Jerezano (Mexico) and Ilyana Martínez (Mexico/Canada). For more than fifteen years, they have worked collaboratively out of a shared studio in Toronto, making drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, and site–specific installations.
The term Z’otz* refers to the bat god in Maya mythology, a part of Mesoamerican mythology in which personified forces of nature and deities play a main role. The artists reflect on their Latin American heritage and storytelling traditions and combine them with their personal accounts of immigration, displacement, transition and transformation. The resulting body of work can be characterized by quirky anthropomorphic figures shifting from one thing to the next.
The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is grateful for the partnership of the Lambton College Ceramics Studio.