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  • Alicia Ayanegui, La luz proviene de ahí (The Light Comes from Within), 2021, oil on paper, 27 1⁄2 × 19 3⁄4”. From “La luz proviene de ahí” (The Light Comes from Within).

    Alicia Ayanegui, La luz proviene de ahí (The Light Comes from Within), 2021, oil on paper, 27 1⁄2 × 19 3⁄4”. From “La luz proviene de ahí” (The Light Comes from Within).

    “The Light Comes from Within”

    Campeche

    I’m fed up with the trend of all-women shows. So many of them are put together carelessly, with curators assuming a shared gender to be enough common ground to justify an exhibition. Delightfully, that was not the case at “La luz proviene de ahí” (The Light Comes from Within), a thoughtful grouping of artworks by young Mexican artists. Here, the relationships the pieces wove among themselves allowed fresh insights.

    The highlight—and a thematic anchor for the show—was Astrid Terraza’s Cantando himnos en el jardín atrás de Walgreens (Singing Hymns in the Garden Behind Walgreens), 2020. Its imagery,

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