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January 23, 2020

#ProjectMASAIV

The Project:MASA Exhibit Series 2005—07 (I, II & III) featured latino artists from across the nation who use cosmic iconography to comment on Meztizo issues, culture, and/or the Chicano consciousness while melding together the old with the new.  

The...

June 1, 2019

In the recent year or so there has been an influx of San Antonio based artists visiting and exhibiting in New York City. Patricia Ruiz-Healy Art from San Antonio has opened up a gallery with the inaugural exhibition "Cecilia Paredes and Chuck Ramirez: Photographing Ide...

March 13, 2019

What is SGCI 2019?

Texchange engages the capacity of printmaking to act as an agent of transformation in its practices within the field, contributions to other art media, and larger cultural roles. Prints are celebrated for the ways in which they spread images, informat...

December 31, 2018

As 2018 comes to an end I find myself feeling grateful for all the new people that I met and hopeful for all the new opportunities that are coming up in 2019. The winter break between 2017 and 2018 was the casting debut of my Xiuhcoatl Series of cast rockets—I am offic...

June 10, 2018

"Se Recomienda Firmemente"

digital photo collage-2007

variable size as needed

—Horacio Sanchez Valderas y Victoria Moctezuma Valderas and El Puente de Reynosa, Tamaulipas—

The story of a Frontera Mexican-American Gothic

La Fontera, where I come from, is a magical land full...

June 3, 2018

CODE RED: THIS IS NOT A DRILL

Kim Bishop & Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia was a high school student in Kim Bishop’s art class when the announcement came from over head, “Code Red. This is not a drill.” Like in most classrooms the automatic responses kicked in and it was...

March 15, 2018

"1961—VOTE!" the maquette in progress

The opening reception for this exhibit is March 15th 2018 at the Carver Community Cultural Center located at 226 N Hackberry (4.96 mi)San Antonio, Texas 78202. The year that I was given to portray was 1961. The sculpture is a maquet...

March 10, 2018

 The Xiuhcoatl Rocket Series has its origins in the Rio Grande Valley around 1997-98, about 20 years ago, before I first arrived in San Antonio, Tejas. It began as a paper mache sister form to a Calavera form that I made a plaster mold of to slip cast in multiples. I p...

January 20, 2018

Volando Como Cuauhtémoc 2007 

relief print—hand colored 2017

acrylic, chocolate powder, graphite

60” x 108”

Description:

This hand-colored relief print was printed at a the very first large scale printing event held in San Antonio, Texas. The printing event was organiz...

December 31, 2017

I am finishing up 2017 in the same way I began it—humbled and grateful of all the people that I've collaborated with, jazzed about all the exhibits I've participated in, excited about the upcoming exhibit opportunities and preparing/planning with new works and media di...

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