After a year and a half of being super miserable at my restaurant job, I had finally had enough and I quit. I knew it was stupid to leave without having another job lined up, but I also knew that without putting myself in a tough situation I wouldn't take the steps necessary to change my life. So I quit, enrolled in art classes and got a membership to the MoMA.
That was three weeks ago...
Now in addition to curating an exhibit in NYC, my work will also be exhibited in Latino/a Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word & Image at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, New Mexico! It's going to be an incredible show featuring work by Pepón Osorio and Amalia Mesa-Bains...and yours truly :)
Here's what curator Holly Barnet-Sanchez wrote about the exhibit:
“The relationships between the visual, literary and performing arts are especially close and intertwined within Latino communities across the country. Many visual artists are also writers, musicians, performance artists and actors. This project explores the
role of narrative as visual, verbal and textual—within the lived Latino/a experience.”
If you're going to be in the Albuquerque area, please come celebrate with us!
Then in March I will be going back to Burque to teach a papel picado workshop: The Cutting Edge at 10:00 am on March 12 at 516 ARTS
...and to be part of a gallery talk about the show from 2-5pm on March 12th!