15 May The House of the Gospel
The House of the Gospel
July 5, 2001 – October 21, 2001
Carol Petersen’s photographs serve as a tour through the oeuvre of Mexican artist, musician and activist Mario Sebástian Ávila Vargas, who has spent the last 10 years turning his home and its grounds into a growing work of art that will someday become a museum and public space. Through clay and cement sculpture, landscaping, and stained glass windows, Avila uses the Gospel of St. Mark as his inspiration and primary subject. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Tepozteco mountain range, these insightful photographs comprise a portrait of the integration of art, spirituality and lifestyle.