Our exhibition showcases the individual works of Joanne Cervantes, Analise Minjarez, and Sarita Westrup, three visual artists with ties to the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. Our mixed media and sculptural works seek to explore concepts of identity and fragmentation in relationship to the liminal space of the U.S.-Mexico border as well as to envision the capacity and nature of borders in a broader scope. We utilize mixed media to discuss the significance of cultural geography, adaptability, class, appropriation, progression, and disorder.
Analise: Investigate Mexican-American identity and the metaphysical awareness created by the landscape of the Texas-Mexico borderland.
Sarah: Exploring ideas of passage and exchange using natural elements that relate to the land and culture of the Texas borderlands.
Joanne: Large mixed media drawings considering borders in multiple forms: as both concrete and intangible barriers, potential thresholds into unknown territory, and as habitable spaces simultaneously charged and neutralizing.
Exhibiting at The Fort Worth Central Library from August 23 through October 17, 2015
Why: We want people to enjoy the unique experience of making, and collecting fine art.