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Art: MOTR Muerte: An Art Exhibit of Dia de los Muertos Masks and Paintings

By Maria Seda-Reeder · September 25th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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 With all the hubbub of MPMF, why not add a little rock and roll to your art-going experience? MOTR Pub on Main Street (a MPMF venue, actually co-owned by festival producer Dan McCabe) will feature paintings and Dia de los Muertos masks by Robyn Nomadical Roth, opening this Final Friday. The artist began painting calaveras (the sugar skulls associated with the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday) in 2008, and has since painted more than 80 masks.

Although mask painting was a divergence from her usual practice, Roth says the themes are one in the same: life’s inescapable relationship with death. Also a tattoo artist at Mothers’ Tattoo and Piercing in Kentucky, Roth’s aesthetic fits right in with the rest of the framed rock and roll poster prints that adorn the walls of MOTR pub. Opening 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Through Oct. 29. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. motrpub.com.



03.28.2013 at 10:10 Reply

I would love to see her go one step further and incorporate some EL wire into one of her designs. I'd love to program something for her free of charge as I just returned from Queretaro and am fascinated by these masks


09.10.2013 at 09:37 Reply

You should also check out the following paper mache masks and skulls for Day of the Dead / Halloween theme works of art:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/TesorosUnicos?ref=search_shop_redirect