Roberto González Goyri Vivo en la Memoria / I Live in the Memory
Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of his death, an exhibition of works by maestro Roberto González Goyri, whose striking murals adorn several landmarks in Guatemala City, is on display at Casa Santo Domingo del Cerro in La Antigua Guatemala.
The exhibition, which continues through Feb. 4, features the most complete samples of González Goyri’s work, including a series of blueprints for unfinished public spaces, original paintings, pencil sketches and sculptures.
“With this exhibition-tribute, the idea is to keep alive the love and legacy of this artist for current and future generations,” explains Verónica González Pérez, president of the González Goyri Association for Culture. “It certainly does not go through each stage of his work, although it does include a broad and representative amount of his different facets as a sculptor, painter and muralist, which will allow the public to form a concept of his work.”
The exhibition includes two digitized murals: “The Religion in Guatemala, Its Pre-Hispanic, Syncretic and Contemporary Roots,” the original being at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology in the capital; and “Social Security in Guatemala,” showing the exterior façade of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) auditorium. Personal photographs of the artist, his works and fellow artists of his time are part of the exhibition.
Public works by González Goyri (1924-2007) include the western façade of the Banco de Guatemala, the eastern façade of the National Mortgage Loan, and the imposing sculpture of famed Maya ruler Tecún Umán on Boulevard Liberación.
“This collection is a way to show appreciation for him, as well as to honor one of the most representative artists of the plastic arts in Guatemala,” said Ana Claudia de Suasnávar, director of museums at Casa Santo Domingo.
WED-DEC 27 Through Feb. 4
Santo Domingo del Cerro
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3a Calle Oriente 28 A, Antigua Guatemala