June 19 - July 10, 2021
From Collection RERT:
“For our first show of the summer of 2021, we handed over the curatorial keys to friend and former resident of the Rert compound, Michael Flanagan. He provides this introduction for what inspired the show:
The word Texas is derived from the Native American Caddo term tayshas. The expression was used by the Caddo to describe “friends”, and was first heard by Spanish explorers during early encounters with the native tribes in the 1600’s. Keatan McKeever, Fernando Flores, and Michael Flanagan all have roots in the Rio Grande Valley, a region that comprises areas of South Texas in the United States and Northern Tamaulipas in Mexico. Each artist draws on their unique experiences in the area to create work that explores themes of identity, material, and environment.
Keatan McKeever is a visual artist from the Rio-Grande Valley of South Texas. Working primarily in the mediums of printmaking and sculpture, her work explores the relationship between natural and manufactured environments.
Fernando A. Flores was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and grew up across the Rio Grande in Alton, TX. His debut novel, Tears of the Trufflepig, was published by FSG Originals in 2019. Depicting a futuristic South Texas, the novel blends humor with social commentary in an exploration of border life. Similarly, his photographs depict street scenes in Austin, South Texas, and other places that his travels have taken him.
Michael Flanagan was born and raised in McAllen, TX. Combining painting and printmaking, his work reappropriates popular imagery while examining the historical context that informs contemporary social culture.
with additional viewing dates:
Saturday, June 26th 2-5pm
Saturday, July 10 6-9pm”
On View: June 26, 2021 | 2–5 pm
On View: July 10, 2021 | 6–9 pm
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