August 06, 2020

SA Artist Spotlight: Texture Culture Highlights the Natural Hair Experience in San Antonio

Earlier this year, art collaborative Texture Culture — helmed by Helen Holmes and Quiana Croom — broke onto the scene with an exhibition at S.M.A.R.T. San Antonio that was part of one of the last Second Saturday art walks for the foreseeable future.

Texture Culture's first project draws from the natural hair movement, as well as how Black hair is discriminated against and politicized to this day. This series of black and white photos celebrates the natural hair experience of a variety San Antonians, showcasing their diverse styles and textures.

"Whether in Corporate America, the classroom, sports, airports, the military, and other institutions, we live in a very politically driven, chaotic atmosphere were our hair is still policed," Texture Culture's website states.

"In this vital journey, We hope to educate and inspire the young and the old to dismantle stereotypes and negative conations surrounding our hair. Afros, and other styles are apart of our heritage ... the proof is in African tribes. Through exposure, comes understanding, empowerment, and love."

Each of these 20 photographs is available for purchase as 16" x 20" framed print for $150.

Instagram: textureculturesa

Website: textureculture.com

Images courtesy of Texture Culture.
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"Crown," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Crown," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Locs," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Locs," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Ancestral Roots," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Ancestral Roots," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Black Girls," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Black Girls," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Coarse," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Coarse," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Coarse Part 2," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Coarse Part 2," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Dedrin," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Dedrin," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Dedrin Part 2," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Dedrin Part 2," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Emily," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Emily," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Helen," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
"Helen," 16" x 20" (framed), $150