Artist Talk with Adrian Esparza

March 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Southwest School of Art - RHR Lecture Hall
1201 S Navarro St
Victoria, TX 77901
Southwest School of Art

Join Texas Draws IV artist, Adrian Esparza, in a conversation about his work. Through the deconstructing and repurposing of readymade textiles from his native region into large-scale “drawings,” Esparza asks the viewer to reconsider the source material. These handmade geometric structures are meant as commentary about the US/Mexico border, offering a new way to consider the political divides and the border issues of the area in which the artist lives.

Sponsored in partnership with Trinity University and a grant from Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Associaition (ALA) as part of an NEH inititative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Adrian Esparza received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1998. He has had solo exhibitions at a variety of exhibition venues, including the Cue Art Foundation (New York), Taubert Contemporary (Berlin), and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Esparza was an Artpace resident in 2009. His work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Unknitting: Challenging Textile Traditions, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso; and New American Talent: The Twenty-First Exhibition.