painting by Malaquias Montoya
painting by Malaquias Montoya
Paintings by Malaquias Montoya

UTSA cosponsors painting exhibit on death penalty

(Feb. 9, 2005)--The University of Texas at San Antonio, the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio and the Instituto de Mexico present an exhibit of recent paintings by Malaquias Montoya, "Premeditated Meditations on Capital Punishment," through Feb. 28 at the Instituto de Mexico in HemisFair Park.

An opening reception, free and open to the public, is 7-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

"Montoya is an artist who chooses to unite his aesthetic and political principles," said Arturo Almeida, exhibit curator and UTSA art specialist. "He uses graphic and grotesque depictions of executions to confront the viewers with the controversial issue, forcing them to ask questions about the practice."

For more information, contact Arturo Almeida at (210) 458-4101 or the Instituto de Mexico at (210) 223-5100.

--Tim Brownlee







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