Bacanora Dance by Marco Albarrán QHermoso

Marco Albarrán
Marco Albarrán
Marco Albarrán is a Phoenix area based conceptual-multimedia artist whom interpretations highlight’s thematic-symbolic representations of pre- & post-Colombian cultures, life and histories. “In my work, I seek to tell a story, to broaden on the knowledge of traditional-symbolic imageries, to reach for the uncharted contemporary interpretations, and to set some limits on the overextended narratives and inter-cultural manipulations. Various types of influences within current historical narratives, provides me with a base for creative thought and intuitive re-construction.
Linolium cut print
13" x 13" / 28.5" x 20.5" with frame




Bacanora Dance

The image represented here it is play in words and a  culturally representation to a specific northern region of Mexico. This image is a direct thematic-symbolic representation or a contemporary interpretation of text definitions and cultural interpretations of the sacred drink popular in the state of Sonora in Mexico. It is known as Bacanora. Text definition – Bacanora is an agave- derived liquor made in the Mexican state of Sonora. The distillation of Bacanora was illegal until 1992, being bootlegged by vinateros for many generations. Since 2000 Bacanora has been issued with an origin denomination bill by the Mexican government.

This piece represented here is part of the “Alt-Face” Series, which explores the cultural, historical, and regional connections between contemporary perspectives, thematic regional interpretations, and cultural stories related to pre-Colombian spiritual concepts, deities, and life.