The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Evaporandome Lentamente and El Color de la Obra, 2 Concurrent Solo-Exhibitions hosted by the Guadalupe Galería, featuring new works by Jenelle Esparza and Daniela Cavazos Madrigal. This talk will be moderated by Dr. Amelia Malagamba Ansótegui.
Artist Talk will take place Tuesday, September 27
Galería (723 South Brazos)
Show run: August 12 – October 8, 2016.
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).
Artist website: jenelleesparza.com
Amelia Malagamba Ansótegui. Fronteriza from Baja California. Born in 1950 “al otro lado,” on the other side. Co-founder of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte” a research institution, at the main campus in Tijuana. Worked as artist in residence at the excavations of El Templo Mayor in Mexico City. Her teaching on the U.S. include Latino Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, and the School of Art, Herberger College, and as Southwest Borderlands Scholar at Arizona State University. Today she lecturers on Academic Inquiry at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
BA in Fine Arts, Instituto Allende, Gto. Mexico. MA in Arts Education, San Diego State University. Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin. Her scholarly work focuses in contemporary Chicano, Mexican and Border visual culture and art. Recipient of “El Mejor Estudiante de Artes Plásticas” awarded by el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACYT, Mexico in 1975, the Farmer Fellowship, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and 1996; Rockefeller Senior Fellowship, Blanton Museum of Art, Latin American Collection. She was artist in residence at the excavations of Templo Mayor, Mexico City from 1979 to 1981. Professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana and Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades, UNAM, Mexico City. Director of the Department of Cultural Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, México from 1984 to 1990.
Coordinator and faculty for the Latino Graduate Seminar: “Issues of Interpretation and Representation in the Museum Context,” The Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC and The Inter-University Program for Latino Research from 1994 to 1998 and 2000.
She has edited and published three books in Mexico, among them Encuentros, Los Festivales Internacionales de la Raza, CREA, SEP, México, 1988, and several articles and exhibition catalogs nationally and internationally on Chicano and Border art.
Her curatorial work includes among others, Malaquías Montoya, del Arte Revolucionario al Arte Chicano, Centro Cultural Tijuana, and Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico City, Mexico. El Barrio como Primer Espacio de Identidad Cultural, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico. Rites/Rights of Passage. Ritos de Pasaje en la Frontera, Nuevo Laredo, Cd. Juárez and Tijuana. Taller de Monotipia de la Frontera, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City. Corona de Espinas, Galería Sin Fronteras, Austin; De Mujer a Mujer, for the Austin Museum of Art. Caras Vemos, Corazones no Sabemos. The Human Landscape of Migration, The Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2006, and The Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, April 2008. Co-curator of the exhibition on the work of Antonio López “Future Funk Fashion” at El Museo del Barrio in New York City opened on August, 2016.