Four of the five artists participating in the V Element group show are well-known members of one of the most vibrant and rich artistic legacies in Mexico. Rolando Rojas, Saúl Castro, Didier Mayés and Ixrael Montes are artists and printmakers who live and work in Oaxaca. Each has his own distinct style; however, all are associated with, and inspired by a long visual arts tradition that includes such illustrious Masters as Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, Guillermo Cabrera, Rodolfo Morales and Rodolfo Nieto. The Southern region of Mexico, where Oaxaca is located, is routinely celebrated for its unique artistic and graphic arts output, its cultural institutions and a plethora of art and printmaking studios. The work of these artists, which has been exhibited around the world, exemplifies the exquisite quality and range of contemporary art and printmaking in Mexico.The V Element group exhibit will include carefully selected paintings and prints (lithographs, engravings, serigraphs, linocuts and oleographs) and will also incorporate the work of a fifth artist, a local Houston artist, to be announced on the day of the opening reception -- as a way of building upon the ongoing artistic dialogue between Oaxaca and Houston, cities that function as major cultural centers in Mexico and the U.S.Part of Latino Art Now! and the Spring of Latino Art.