Mundo Meza, Merman with Mandolin, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 111 in. (182.9 x 281.9 cm). Collection of Jef Huereque. Meza’s “Merman with Mandolin” is featured at UNLV’s Barrick Museum in “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.” The little-known but influential artist, who inspired the exhibition, died more than 30 years ago.