I'm so proud to have been part of this group exhibition titled El Chow: Fruto en Vaina held in El Rincón Social in Houston, Texas on March 24th, 2018.
About the Exhibition:
El Rincón Social is pleased to present El Chow: Fruto en Vaina, a group exhibition featuring multidisciplinary and multimedia works from 20 Houston-based artists that share an affinity for Latinx cultural traditions and examine their hybrid mentalities as women and queer people of color. El Chow, the second curatorial initiative spearheaded by curator Maureen Penders, runs from March 24, 2018 - April 6th, 2018, with an opening reception for the public on Saturday, March 24 from 7 PM to 1 AM. There will be an Artists Talk Wednesday April 11th, 2018. El Chow: Fruto en vaina is a participating exhibition in the 2018 FotoFest Biennial.
The presented artists/artworks investigate the complex nature of the emerging Latinx identity through themes of mysticism, immortality, transnational relations, communal healing, representation, visibility, among other topics. For some of the artists in particular, El Chow includes a study of gender and of belonging. These artist’s work operate beyond the confines of the readily accepted social, cultural and gender norms.
Big thanks to Moe for curating this show, all the amazing artists who participated and thrive. Also, shout out to my wonderful family and friends who came and supported my work. Mucho love!
Irene Antonia Diane Reece
Victoria Paige Gonzalez
Karen Y. Martinez
Images from El Chow: Fruto en Vaina