Tuesday, August 28, 2018

'Deep Roots' Exhibition Looks Past Cultural Borders in South Texas

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 11:49 AM

click to enlarge KATHY VARGAS
  • Kathy Vargas
Borders are not real. Whether we are talking about the border between two nations or the less-defined (and somehow even more arbitrary) borders between such things as social classes, cultures and genders — we are talking about social constructs, collections of norms and rules that coalesce to make something imaginary seem real.

“Deep Roots: An Intersection of Borders,” a new group exhibition curated by Liz Paris and Chris Davila, opens this week with the aim of seeing past borders in our neck of the woods. The five artists showing look to achieve this by visually evoking “the complex network of cultural diversity that San Antonio and the South Texas region were built from and continue to thrive upon.”

The diverse exhibition features work by Ruth Buentello, Celeste De Luna, Rafael Fajardo, Joe Harjo and Kathy Vargas.

Free, opening reception 5-7pm Wed Aug 29, on view 10am-4pm Tue-Fri, 1-4pm Sat through October 5, UTSA Main Art Gallery, One UTSA Circle, (210) 458-4391, art.utsa.edu.

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