July 3 - 24, 2021
From Co-Lab Projects:
“In the Aztec language Nahuatl, Nepantla means “in the middle” or “in-between-ness” often referring to individuals or groups in cultural conflict. As a Mexican American woman, Guerra embraces herself as Nepantlera and digs deeply to deconstruct her identity and upbringing on both sides of the border. In her first solo exhibition, Guerra unearths materials and techniques in thoughtful conversation with her maternal ancestry, both before and after the colonization of Mexico. Harvesting the seemingly small pieces (a puncture, clay, thread, a kernel of corn, etc.) that ultimately connect to a much larger existence, Guerra reignites and reexamines the value of tradition, the inherent mysticism of our roots, and her own physical body as a bridge between cultural realms.
Analuz Guerra is a Mexican American mixed media artist working out of San Marcos. Her work is autobiographical, focusing on the activities of her Mexican family and how they evolved through generations and as they crossed the border. Guerra uses mediums like clay, film, and fibers to explore the storytelling of her family and its connection to the sustainable lifetime our mother’s mothers led. By exploring these activities Guerra comments on the sensory activities that have been lost in her family and her want to relearn her own survival magic.
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On View: July 3, 2021 | 4–10 pm
5419 Glissman Road
Austin, 78702 TexasGet directions