The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Evaporandome Lentamente and El Color de la Obra, two concurrent solo-exhibitions hosted by the Guadalupe Galería, featuring new works by Jenelle Esparza and Daniela Cavazos Madrigal. Opening Reception August 12, 6-9 p.m.
Evaporandome Lentamente (Slowly Evaporating)
Daniela Cavazos Madrigal
Daniela Cavazos Madrigal presents an exhibition utilizing repurposed materials to create vessels for personal and shared narratives. Presented as installation, the work consists of multiple knitted, monochromatic pieces, embroidered with sayings and braided rope sculpted into text. The language used in Madrigal’s work is exclusively written in Spanish because it is the artist’s native language. This exhibition offers the viewer an opportunity to experience intersecting histories through language and the appropriation of the everyday and discarded.
El Color de la Obra
Interested in the historical anecdotes of South Texas, Jenelle Esparza’s newest body of work focuses in on cotton production and the predominately Latino labor force in cotton manufacturing along the US/ Mexico border. As a native of South Texas, with intergenerational ties to the picking fields, Esparza’s family is directly linked to this history. Through the use of photography and sculpture she is cultivating a conceptual documentation of the agricultural history of cotton. The exhibition aims to serve [within the borderlands] as an educational tool in understanding the social, economic, civil, and feminist lineage that was formed by cotton.
El Color de la Obra is funded by a San Antonio Artist Grant through the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC).