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Galería Hilario Galguera is very excited to announce Jardín, cocina, basura, cuerpo, by artist Maisie Cousins (b.1992, UK). The exhibition is Cousins' first solo show in Latin America and will feature works from 2018 through to 2021, including some images taken during her time spent in Mexico.

Related articles: El Cuarto de Máquinas @Galería Hilario Galguera - Galería Hilario Galguera @Gallery Weekend, Mexico City 

Galería Hilario Galguera focuses on balancing both established and emerging artists. Its first opening exhibition was Damien Hirst’s first solo show in Latin America, followed by shows of great artists such as Daniel Buren, Jannis Kounellis and Bosco Sodi, among others. The gallery artists each have a link to Mexico through an exploration of idea or form, including the mythological documentation, the celebration of life and death, the use of public art, all of which are just examples. 

Now it's Maisie Cousins' turn, on view from November 3rd, 2021 to January 20th, 2022. 

Maisie Cousins is a London-based photographer in Galería Hilario Galguera’s roster of talents. Reflecting on a visceral rawness to her aesthetics, Cousin explores the relationship between the beautiful and the grotesque. Using intimately cropped images of detailed subject matter to push the boundaries of seduction and repulsion, the glossy and hyper-saturated images display subject matter such as food, flowers, waste and the impoliteness of the body, the latter as celebration of femininity, such as in Everybody’s pining for somebody (2017). Cousins is hoping to develop a body of work that can reflect on her interest in Mexico, hoping to create a new body of work inspired by the Mexican markets and the festival Day of the Dead.


Maisie Cousins, Snails (2019)


Maisie Cousins, Mexico sweeties (2018)


The title of the exhibition is composed of four words that integrate and synthesise vital, dynamic and organic cycles, reflecting the artist’s proposal and intention in this body of work. The gallery spaces will be painted with the new COMEX colours, with the intention of underlining the formal and conceptual qualities of the works.

Do not miss it!


Maisie Cousins, Blue (2020)


Maisie Cousins, Oaxaca Ants (2018)


Cover image: Maisie Cousins, wasp (2017)

Written by Darya Shojai Kaveh

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