The word "genesis" has Latin and Greek roots and refers to the origin or principle of something. With the Latin word "in principle", that is, "in the beginning" so the first book of the Bible appears. The Genesis: In principo exhibition offered a contemporary reinterpretation of the first nine chapters of the book Genesis, which were grouped by their verses into 50 different themes. Each work measured 40 by 40 cm, with each artist free to provide their own unique interpretation of the subject matter.
The exhibition was divided into three thematic areas for enagagement. The first was called Creation. Chaos and Order, which tells the story of creation, the arrival of Adam, man in paradise and the creation of Eve. The second nucleus was titled De-creation. The struggle of good against evil , and tells the tale of temptation and the original sin, the expulsion from paradise, the story of Cain and Abel and the spread of evil on earth. And the third and last thematic was called Recreation. The universal flood and the covenant of God , and the announcement of the flood, the entry into the ark, the withdrawal of the waters, the departure of the ark and the covenant of God with Noah.
Genesis | Oil on wood | 40cm x 40cm
Chantal Meza's contribution featured as part of the de-creation thematic and addressed Genesis 6: 9-12 concerning Noah & the Flood. This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
Chantal was invited to be a part of a museum exhibit at the "Guadalupe Museum" Zacatecas, Mexico. Titled “Génesis in principio – Una Miranda contemporanéa”.
This exhibition will travel to other museums throughout Mexico including Mexico City. This exhibit is in conjunction with the museums 100 year anniversary. The whole collection will be donated to its public display in Zacatecas, Mexico.