Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The University of Miami, Department of Art & Art History presents Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time by Sean Black

Sean Black
Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time

The University of Miami Department of Art and Art History presents the online exhibition Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time by Sean Black. "Given the importance of flattening the curve and the safety and well-being of our students and visitors, the Wynwood Gallery has closed until further notice. We hope you are staying home and practicing social distancing, and are excited to find new ways to engage with art in this challenging time."

"Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to visit Mexico City and this past Christmas I finally made this dream come true. Traveling on Christmas Day from Miami, a simple three-hour flight, I immediately set off on my adventure exploring the many breathtaking neighborhoods of North America’s oldest city. A special highlight was a personally guided tour by my good friend and colleague Lecturer here at the University of Miami’s Art and Art History Department, Gerardo Olhovich, a brilliant painter and a native of Mexico City who guided me on a private ghost tour, treated me to epicurean delights of the artsy Coyoacan neighborhood and led me on a stroll through the upscale artist’s colony of San Angel. Mexico city is definitely one of the most romantic and vibrant cities in the world; a splendid and enchanting trip through time." -Sean Black.

Sean Black is a Miami-based artist, university educator and journalist working in the fields of social justice and sexual health. His decade-long tenure as Senior Editor with A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine allowed him the opportunity of photographing and interviewing numerous celebrity and political luminaries in the fights against HIV/AIDS including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Alicia Keys, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Greg Louganis and many more; thus growing the publication’s mission of collecting, archiving, publishing and distributing the art, activism, and current events emanating from the AIDS pandemic. His work has been published internationally in the LA Times, Huffington Post, USA Today, NBC News, GQ Brazil, Ebony, The NewStatesman, Stern Magazine, People.com, Playbill, Springer Medizin. He is currently a full-time Lecturer at the University of Miami where he received his MFA in 2013.

Mexico City: An Enchanting Trip Through Time will be on view online at https://art.as.miami.edu/gallery/online-gallery/index.html. For more information, please contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu. Be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries.

Artist contact information: Sean Black, seanblack1@hotmail.com
or https://www.seanblackphoto.com/
*Image courtesy of Sean Black.

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