Opening Reception: Audrya Flores – Digging
DIGGING is an exhibition by Audrya Flores that includes self-portraiture and a site-specific installation recognizing the serpent as a symbol of rebirth. Exhibition will be on view through August 29, 2019.
Audrya Flores is a Tejana artist, educator, and mother from Brownsville, Texas who creates assemblage and installation work exploring themes of healing. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has exhibited at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Mexic-Arte Museum, Lady Base Gallery, Provenance Gallery, Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, and Centro de Artes. Flores lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.
Flores repurposes textiles and organic materials for her portraits and installation work. The mystical images in her work are influenced by dreams, spirituality, the occult, and her roots in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. Using the story-telling traditions of her family, she addresses trauma, mental health, and issues of identity. She explores and documents her own healing processes as a way to promote awareness and solidarity.