June 26 - July 29, 2020
Flatbed is pleased to be able to present the woodcuts of Ben Muñoz. The exhibition titled, Over My Head, will be held at the Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking from June 26 to July 29. During this extended time of Social Distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Flatbed will make this important exhibition accessible by either appointment or virtual tour. The artist is also inviting the public to come in person to see the work with him by appointment on June 24 and 25. Flatbed and Muñoz are eager for the artist and individuals to talk about the content of his work one on one.
Muñoz, whose work is gaining visibility all over Texas, recently completed a large series of woodcuts for the Art Center of Corpus Christi. The series The Endless Endeavor are woodcuts that measure 100×52 inches. These massive pieces communicate both in scale and content the idea of life being larger and much more than ourselves. Running through this series and many of Muñoz’s work is the narrative of the history of Muñoz’s family. His family like many others in Texas came to Texas out of Mexico three generations ago. Muñoz writes: “The images in the work are stacked to symbolize the idea that each generation works hard to elevate their children and grandchildren. So that we can obtain things that were out of reach for previous generations. My ceiling is my daughter’s floor; and because we will always have family to create a better future for, the endeavor is endless.” The second series is titled Familia, it consists of four woodcuts each sized at 36×62. The final two prints of the series Heed and Epilogue are chiaroscuro woodcuts recently published in Austin at Flatbed Press, the publishing arm of the Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking. This will be the first time these prints are on public display as well as the first time that the series itself will be presented as a whole. This body of work explores cultural identity and how that might appear as a family assimilates into the United States.
Artist talk: July 23, 2020 | 12:01–12:01 am
Special Gallery Interviews with the artist by appointment
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