Intersections Opening Reception
Presa House Gallery is pleased to present “Intersections,” an exhibition celebrating Women’s History Month and women artists of color. The Opening reception will be held First Friday, February 1 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM and on view by appointment through February 23, 2019.
San Antonio, TX
Lisette Chavez, Gabi Magaly, Angelica Raquel, Bernice Appelin-Williams, Naomi Wanjiku
Jieun Beth Kim, Lys Santamaria, Rehab El Sadek, Betelhem Makonnen, Aimée Everett
Theresa Escobedo, Ryan Francisco, Karen Navarro, Lovie Olivia, Darcy Rosenberger
Corpus Christi, TX
Amorette V. Garza, Brianna Possom Resendez, Mayra Zamora, Monica Marie Garcia, Sandra Gonzalez
Eva Soliz, Viky Garcia
In February, Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. With a rapidly growing demographic, the role women of color play in shaping our communities has become more evident and continues to increase in significance. The national focus on debates over women’s rights, reproductive health, and the wage gap have only supported the importance of the tremendous strides women of color have made in higher education, entrepreneurship and political leadership with a record number of women seeking and winning political office in 2018. Coinciding with the Me Too Movement, Black Lives Matter, and the growing opposition of the Trump administration and his border policies, now more than ever the voices of women of color are critical to shaping lives today and generations to come.
Intersections celebrates women of color through a diverse collection of 22 artists and their stories told from a variety experiences and perspectives. In addition to highlighting artists from San Antonio, the exhibition aims to explore spaces across Texas and the narratives of women of color from the region. Presa House has reached out to a selection of curators from Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Laredo, TX to collaborate in creating space and a platform for these artists.
Mayra Zamora & Sandra Gonzalez (CCTX & LTX)
Jonathan Paul Jackson (HTX)
Coka Trevino (The Projecto, ATX)
Jenelle Esparza & Rigoberto Luna (Presa House Gallery, SATX)