Tonight Y Gallery in Queens will be holding a reception for Mexican artist Teresa Margolles (born 1963), with her first solo exhibition in New York entitled "OPERATIVO." Her artwork with SEMEFO (which is short for "Servicio Medico Forense," forensic medical service for those of us who never paid attention in Spanish class), a group she help to found in 1990 with three other Mexican artists (which initially began as a Death Metal Band and somehow morphed into an artists collective) has attempted to somehow discuss the drug related violence that has plagued their country.
Past exhibitions have dealt with death, memory, burial, etc. However, this new exhibition will be examining the relations between her native land and its Northern neighbor (i.e. us, the United States).
I think it looks interesting and it isn't very far, perhaps I will swing by my faithful El Rey del Taco before I head over to see some art. I'll make it a true Mexican night.
Y Gallery is located in Queens 32-70 85th Street East Elmhurst, NY 11370 6-9 PM
For more information check out their website: http://www.ygallerynewyork.com/