A fascinating group of artwork from south of the border can currently be seen in “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte,” on view through September 13 at the Georgia Museum of Art, in Athens. It is Drawing magazine’s exhibition of the month for August.
The exhibition brings to light the work of El Taller de Gráfica Popular (The Workshop For Popular Graphics, or TGP), a collective of passionate and political Mexican printmakers, which was founded in 1937 and remained influential for decades. The TGP used art to inspire and inform in a country where literacy and communication technology were not widespread. Images of revolution, resistance and unity were often paired with anti-Nazi and anti-fascist messages and printed on economical, easily distributed flyers (volantes) and larger, more visible posters (carteles). The exhibition of approximately 250 works exemplifies TGP’s lasting contributions to the Mexican printmaking tradition.
Enjoy the following selection of works from this exhibition, which shows the potential for drawing as a transformative political force. For more information, visit the website of the Georgia Museum of Art.