October 4 - January 6, 2019
“Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly takes the migration path of the Monarch butterfly, as a geographic range and a metaphor. This exhibition sees the defense of Standing Rock and the threat to build a border wall as continuous issues that pose challenges to people native to the Americas who have been separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated. Like the butterfly—which takes four generations to make the complete migratory path navigating its way through the center of the United States by drawing from inherited knowledge—these artists also pull from ancestral and cultural memory to reveal the profound conceptual legacies underpinning abstraction, reorient historical and art historical narratives, and explore centuries-old trade routes that moved aesthetics in addition to goods.”
This show is curated by Risa Puleo and is split between the Blue Star Contemporary and the Southwest School of Art. Featured artists include: Gina Adams, Flor Ameira, Carmen Argote, Natalie Ball, Margarita Cabrera, Sarah Castillo, Juan William Chavez, William Cordova, Rafa Esparza, Nancy Freidemann- Sánchez, Nicholas Galanin, Guillermo Galindo, Jeffrey Gibson, Joe Harjo, Sky Hopkina, Donna Huanca,Yatika Fields, Salvador Jimenez Flores, Merritt Johnson, Ivan Lozano, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Rodolfo Marron III, Harold Mendez, Mark Menjivar, Ronny Quevedo, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Josh Rios, Anthony Romero, Guadalupe Rosales, Carlos Rosales Silva, Edra Soto, Francisco Souto, Marty Two Bulls, Jr., Rodrigo Valenzuela, Mary Valverde, Jose Villalobos, Dyani White Hawk, and Sarah Zapata.
Opening: October 4, 2018 | 5–8 pm
Performance by Flor Ameira at 6PM
Artist talk: October 11, 2018 | 6–7 pm
Visiting artist lecture with Carmen Argote
Special event: December 16, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm
Brown Artist Retreat: San Antonio: San Antonio’s Brown artist community —including any and all who identify as Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx, Mexican-American, Native American, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, or have a kinship with such terms— are invited to Retreat.
1201 Navarro Street
San Antonio, 78205 TX