Salvadoran artist Carlo Mejía serves as a conduit to the ancient Mayans, whose rooftop observatories were the wonders of the pre-Colombian world. His porcelain vases and colorful paintings are steeped in myth, with bold patterns and stylized faces that seem to gaze through time. Sales from the exhibition benefit the construction of “Hugh’s View,” The Studios’ rooftop terrace due to open late 2019.
Now based in Florida, Mejía was the Director of El Salvador’s National Gallery, with a flourishing international career, before fleeing persecution in 1980 during the Salvadoran Civil War. As a child, he was taught the beauty and secrets of the indigenous Mayan culture by his grandfather, a shaman of the Lenca Maya Pipil community, to preserve traditions and mythology that were on the verge of extinction.
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