Me Rento Para Soñar, translated as I Rent Myself to Dream, is a wide-ranging exhibit of work by Oaxacan artist Alvaro Santiago that opened last month, but a public reception takes place tonight at the Consulate of Mexico (1600 Baltimore, 816-556-0800) from 6 to 10. The 59 exhibited pieces include paintings on canvas, sculpture, ceramic pieces, engravings and book illustrations. Santiago's style is bold and vibrant, with a symbol-heavy, surrealist approach that touches on magic realism. After tonight, viewings will be by appointment only.
Fri., March 6, 6-10 p.m., 2009