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Tiempos Complicados at Hyde Art Gallery

Posted on: Sep 22, 2017 1:00:00 AM
In: Grossmont, District
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Contact: Lorena Ruggero

Grossmont College’s Hyde Art Gallery will present “Tiempos Complicados,” or “Complicated Times,” by Marianela de la Hoz, Sept. 25 – Oct. 10. The exhibition is sponsored by Grossmont College’s Student Success & Equity Fund and the college’s Latin@ Alliance.

Microcosmic and meticulously rendered, de la Hoz’s egg tempera paintings and assemblages are intended to ensnare their viewers. Their diminutive size forces the spectator to lean in and de la Hoz’s intent is to engage viewers as an unwitting voyeur.

“[They are] an intimate and sometimes terrifying mirror in which I look at myself and you look at yourself, perhaps finding a personal connection in that nearness,” de la Hoz said.

Acutely aware of current events, de la Hoz uses her absurdist, confrontational approach to portraiture to delve into the different dualities which influence human existentialism: good and evil, life and death, secularism and religion; while focusing on themes of motherhood, education, societal roles and the subjugation of women in Mexican culture. de la Hoz has called her version of magical realism “white violence” for its subliminal use of satire, dark humor and blood to explore both human psychology and spiritual lucidity.

Marianela de la Hoz was born in Mexico City and currently resides in San Diego. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and universities across the United States and Mexico, and is part of private and public collections around the world.

Tiempos Complicados” will run Sept. 25 through Oct. 10. An opening reception will be held 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, with a gallery walkthrough with the artist at 4 p.m., prior to the reception. There will be refreshments and live music by Anthony Cutietta, a local guitarist. Admission is always free and the public is encouraged to attend. For additional information please visit



The Hyde Art Gallery’s daily hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and by appointment only on Fridays. The gallery is closed Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays. Visitors are required to purchase a $2 one-day parking permit at a vending machine located in any parking lot.  For the evening of the opening reception, parking passes will be complimentary. To obtain a pass, enter code 223 into any machine.








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